The Rainbow was built in 1586. A Royal galleon of 500 tons. She was captained by Sir Henry Seymour in the Armada year, 1588. . She was used in Drake's raid on Cadiz in 1587 and the Sack of Cadiz in 1596. She mounted 40 guns. In 1680, she was sunk as a breakwater, after having been used in all 3 Anglo Dutch wars and served the Royal Navy for 94 years.