|Lion's Whelp||90||50||6||4 |
|La Superlativa||Galleys**||…||84||8||243 |
|La Advantagim||…||84||8||233 |
|La Volatillia||…||84||8||233 |
|La Gallarita||…||84||8||233 |
|A French Frigate||15||14||2||…||16|
|In all 41 Ships, &c.|
* Meaning 1603-4.—This List is taken from Pepys's Miscellanies, vol. 2, p. 129. Its date must have been in 1604 (New Stile) and probably in March, for the reasons mentioned at the end of the List.
** The total number of men for each of the three last Galleys, does not correspond with the particulars.
† Mr. Phineas Pett mentions, that in January 1603-4, he was "ordered by the Lord High Admiral to build a vessel at Chatham with all possible speed, for the young Prince Henry to disport himself in above London-Bridge; her garnishing to be like the work of the Ark Royal, battlement-wise.—This little Ship was—
|In length by the Keel||28||Feet|
I laid her keel the 19th January, and launched her the 6th March.— Set sail with her 9th March, and on 14th anchored right against the Tower, before the King's lodgings, his Majesty then lying there, before his riding through London. On 18th, anchored right against the Privy Stairs.— On 22d the Prince, with the Lord High Admiral, &c.&c. came on board, when we weighed and dropped down as low as Paul's Wharf, where we anchored: and there his Grace, with a great bowl of wine, christened the Ship, and called her by the name of the Disdain." — (MS. Life of Pins. Pett.)
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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