Nominal Guns48BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1559BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalleon BWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild1602BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel94' 0"Imperial Feet28.6512 
Breadth33' 0"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen504Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen403Baker's Rule Tons 


Broadside Weight = 229.5 Imperial Pound ( 104.07835 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck9 British Culverin
Gun Deck11 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Portpiece
Gun Deck2 British Fowler

1588Broadside Weight = 256.5 Imperial Pound ( 116.32285 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck2 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck9 British Culverin
Gun Deck11 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck18 British Light Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1588270160 Sailors, 25 gunners and 85 soldiersTRN1
1603250 BWAS-1603

8 Commanding Officers

7.1563 - 8.1563CaptainRalph ChamberlainNRS1571586CaptainThomas FennerNRS1571588CaptainRobert Crosse (1547-1611)BWAS-16031595 - 6.12.1595CaptainGilbert Yorke (d.1595)BWAS-16036.12.1595 - 1596CaptainThomas DrakeBWAS-16031597 - 1599CaptainRichard LeversonBWAS-16038.1599 - 1600CaptainJohn GilbertBWAS-16031601 - 1602CaptainSir Robert Mansell (1573-1656)BWAS-1603

Service History

1584Rebuilt "into the form of a Galleass"?BWAS-1603
5.1588The Spanish Armada
1599Channel guardBWAS-1603
1601In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1602In the ChannelBWAS-1603
3.10.1602Battle of the Narrow Seas


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1595-1596Expedition to the West IndiesSir Francis Drake (1540-1596) 
7.1597-10.1597Expedition to the Azores  

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