Red Lion

Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate galleon 'Golden Lion' (1557) (36)
First Commissioned1620B028
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeGreat Ship B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen698Tons and Tonnage 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Burthen619Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel91' 0"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen523Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen698Tons and Tonnage 


1624Broadside Weight = 217 Imperial Pound ( 98.4096 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Falcon
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1633250 B032

3 Ship Commanders

1620UnknownSir Robert Mansell (1573-1656)1626 - 1627Unknown John Pennington (d.1646)1635Unknown John Mennes (d.1671)

Service History

1620Expedition against the Algerian corsairs
1621Attack on Algiers
1622Underwent repairs
1625Attack on Cadiz
1627Expedition against Ile de Re
7.5.1636Reported as decayed
22.5.1637Order to be taken to Deptford for repair
30.1.1838Ordered to be sold instead


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
22.10.1620-1621Expedition to Algiers  

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