A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07 eBook

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On the 30th of June, after traversing the seas, we got sight of another huge carak, which some of our company took at first for the great San Philippo, the admiral of Spain; but on coming up with her next day, we certainly perceived her to be a carak.  After bestowing some shots upon her, we summoned her to yield, but they stood stoutly on their defence, and utterly refused to strike.  Wherefore, as no good could be done without boarding, I consulted as to what course we should follow for that purpose; but as we, who were the chief captains, were partly slain and the rest wounded in the former conflict, and because of the murmuring of some disorderly and cowardly fellows, all our resolute determinations were crossed:  To conclude in a few words, the carak escaped our hands.  After this, we continued to cruize for some time about Corvo and Flores, in hopes of falling in with some ships from the West Indies; but, being disappointed in this expectation, and provisions falling short, we returned for England, where I arrived at Portsmouth on the 28th of August 1594.

SECTION XVII.

List of the Royal Navy of England of the demise of Queen Elizabeth[395].

The following list of the royal navy of England, as left in good condition by Queen Elizabeth at her death in 1603, was written by Sir William Monson, a naval officer of that and the two following reigns, “By which, he observes, she and her realm gained honour, by the exploits and victories they and her subjects obtained.”  It would occupy too much space to give a contrasted list of the royal navy in the present year, 1813; but which our readers can easily obtain from the monthly lists published at London.

[Footnote 395:  Church.  Collect.  III. 196.]

                               Men in Men at Of which
   Names of Ships.  Tonnage.  Harbour.  Sea.  Mariners.  Sailors.  Guns. 
   Elizabeth-Jonas, 900 30 500 340[A] 120[A] 40
   Triumph, 1000 30 500 340 120 40
   White Bear, 900 30 500 340 120 40
   Victory, 800 17 400 268 100 32
   Ark Royal, 800 17 400 268 100 32
   Mere Honour, 800 17 400 268 100 32
   St Matthew, 1000 30 500 340 120 40
   St Andrew, 900 17 400 268 100 32
   Due Repulse, 700 16 350 230 90 30
   Garland, 700 16 300 190 80 30
   Warspite, 600 12 300 190 80 30
   Mary-Rose, 600 12 250 150 70 30
   Hope, 600 12 250 150 70 30
   Bonaventure, 600 12

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