Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1589BWAS-1603
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardDeptford NRS157
ConstructorRichard ChapmanBWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateB028
Ship TypeGalleon
Sunk as Foundation1618B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen530Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Breadth33' 0"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen532Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen665Tons and Tonnage 


1590Broadside Weight = 219 Imperial Pound ( 99.3165 kg)B028
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British 6-Pounder

1590Broadside Weight = 218 Imperial Pound ( 98.8631 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Portpiece
Gun Deck2 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1603300 BWAS-1603
1618300 NRS157

Commanding Officers

1591CaptainWilliam MonsonBWAS-16031592CaptainSir Walter RaleighBWAS-16031592/06 - 1593AdmiralSir Martin FrobisherBWAS-16031595 - 1596CaptainHumphrey ReynoldsBWAS-16031597Vice-AdmiralJohn TroughtonBWAS-16031599CaptainWilliam HarveyBWAS-16031601Vice-AdmiralAmyas PrestonBWAS-16031602 - 1602/03CaptainGeorge SomersBWAS-16031602/03 - 1602Vice-AdmiralSir William MonsonNRS157

Flag Officers

1591AdmiralLord George Clifford (3rd Earl of Cumberland)BWAS-16031595 - 1595/11/12AdmiralSir John HawkinsBWAS-1603

Service History

1590building at Deptford at a cost of £3200.0.0dNRS157
1592/08/03Captrued the Spanish vessels Madre de DiosBWAS-1603
1597Expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1601Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1603
1602/06/03Battle of Sesimbra Bay
1606Hulked for use as a wharf at ChathamBWAS-1603

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
15951596Expedition to the West IndiesSir Francis Drake
1597/071597/10Expedition to the Azores 


B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
NRS157 NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook

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