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HMS Rainbow (1586)  (1st)
Galleon 26-gun

    
This the first ship to carry the name HMS Rainbow was a 26-gun, galleon.

Built at Deptford, launched 1586, of 384 tons builders measurement (bm), armed with 6 x 34pdr, 12 x 18pdr, 7 x 9pdr and 1 x 6pdr guns.

Rebuilt first 1602,  then 1617 as 548 tons bm and 64-guns.

Sunk 1680 as a breakwater at Sheerness.

Won the Battle Honours: Armada 1588, Cadiz 1596, Portland 1653, Gabbard 1653, Scheveningen 1653, Lowestoft 1665, Four Days' Battle 1666, Orfordness 1666, Sole Bay 1672, Schooneveld 1673 and Texel 1673

 

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This page last edited - 06 December, 2012.

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