HMS Antelope (1546) (1st)
This the first ship to carry the name HMS Antelope was a
Built 1546, and of approx 300 tons builders measurement. Carried a crew of 200 and armed with 4 brass and 40 iron guns. Listed as a ship from 1549.
Rebuilt as a galleon 1558.
Rebuilt 1577 as a Galleon of 341 tons builders measurement, armed with 4 x 9pdr, 13 x 6pdr 8 x 4pdr and 13 smaller guns.
Took part in the action against the Spanish Armada 1588.
Rebuilt again 1618 as 384 tons bm and classed as a middling ship.
During the the English Civil War was part of the Royalist Navy from 1648.
Captured and burned 1649 by Parliamentarians.
Won the Battle Honour: Armada 1588.
Other HMS Antelope
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31 March, 2013.
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