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HBMS Rainbow (1586)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 3 months ago

Rainbow, 26 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Launched 1586/00/00 B028
Shipyard Deptford DY B028
Master Shipbuilder Peter Pett B164
Rate Second Rate
Type Galleon
Out Service 1617 B164
Fate Broken Up to Rebuild B028
Becomes Rainbow

Dimensions
B164   Type Metric
Length of Keel 100' 0" Imperial Feet 30.48
Breadth 32' 0" Imperial Feet 9.75
Depth in Hold 12' 0" Imperial Feet 3.66
Burthen 384 Baker's Rule Tons
Burthen 480 Tons and Tonnage

Armament
B164 Broadside Weight = 239
Gun Deck 6 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck 12 British Culverin
Gun Deck 7 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 1 British Saker
1588 B039 Broadside Weight = 297
Gun Deck 8 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck 10 British Culverin
Gun Deck 14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 2 British Saker
Gun Deck 20 British Light Guns

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1588 250 150 mariners, 24 gunners and 76 soldier B039
1603 250 B164

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1587 1587 Captain William Bellingham B164
1588 1588/05 Captain Henry Palmer B164
1588/05 1588/08 Captain Hugh Seymour B164
1588/08 1590 Captain Thomas Gray B164
1590 1590 Captain Edward Fenner B164
1594 1594 Captain George Fenner B164
1596 1597 Captain Sir William Monson B164
1598 1599/07 Captain Richard Leverson B164
1599/07 1600/01 Captain Alexander Clifford B164
1600/01 1600/08 Captain Richard Leverson B164
1600/08 1601/02 Captain Alexander Clifford B164
1601/02 1601 Captain Richard Leverson B164
1602/01 1603 Captain Robert Mansell B164
1603 1603 Captain Sackville Trevor B164
1607 1608 Captain Sir William Monson B164
1610 1612 Captain Sir William Monson B164

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1587 Expedition to Cadiz B164
1588/05 Present at The Spanish Armada  
1596 Expedition to Cadiz B164
1597 Expedition to the Azores B164
1598 Channel guard B164
1599 In the Channel B164
1600 In the Channel B164
1601 Partially rebuilt B164
1603 In the Channel B164

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1588/05 The Spanish Armada

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B039 The Royal Navy Vol I William Laid Clowes

Last Updated :2009/11/16 at 22:37:33 by Cy

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