Vanguard

7281
Nominal Guns31B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched1586B065
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB065
ShipyardWoolwich - London B065
ConstructorMatthew Baker (1530-1613)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeGalleon B065
Broken Up to Rebuild1615B065
BecomesBritish Second Rate great ship 'Vanguard' (1615) (40)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Burthen450Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen449 30100Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen561 60100Tons and Tonnage 

Armament


1586Broadside Weight = 288.5 Imperial Pound ( 130.8348 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck10 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Falcon

1588Broadside Weight = 296.5 Imperial Pound ( 134.4628 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck10 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker
Gun Deck20 British Light Guns

1599Broadside Weight = 291 Imperial Pound ( 131.9686 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck5 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Light Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1588250150 Sailors, 24 gunners and 76 soldiersTRN1

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1588 - 8.1588CaptainSir William Wynter (1525-1589)BWAS-16038.1588 - 10.1588CaptainHenry Palmer (c.1550-1611)BWAS-160310.1588 - 4.1589CaptainSir Martin Frobisher (d.1593)BWAS-16034.1589 - 8.1589Vice-AdmiralSir George Beeston (1520-1601)BWAS-16038.1589 - 1590CaptainHenry Palmer (c.1550-1611)BWAS-16031593 - 22.11.1593CaptainSir Martin Frobisher (d.1593)BWAS-16031594CaptainRobert Mansell (1573-1656)BWAS-16031600 - 1601CaptainRichard LeversonBWAS-16031602 - 8.1602CaptainThomas Button (d.1634)BWAS-16031604 - 1606CaptainSir William Monson (1568-1643)BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1588Vice-AdmiralSir William Wynter (1525-1589)NRS157

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1588The Spanish Armada
17.11.1593Attack on CrozonBWAS-1603
1594Voyage to CadizBWAS-1603
21.6.1596Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1599RebuiltBWAS-1603
1600In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1602In the ChannelBWAS-1603

 

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