The Angel Gabriel departed Bristol, England, on 4 June 1635. It reached Pemaquid Point, Maine, on 14 August 1635 and was wrecked in the Great Storm on 15 August 1635.
The Angel Gabriel was a 240 ton English passenger galleon. She was commissioned for Sir Walter Raleigh's last expedition to America in 1617. She sank in a storm off Pemaquid Point, near the newly established town of Bristol, Maine, on August 15, 1635. The sinking occurred during the middle of the Great Migration.
The ship was initially built as the Starre in 1615 and renamed the Jason by Sir Walter Raleigh for use in his second expedition to Guiana (then under control of the Spanish) in 1617. Following Raleigh's return it was seized and became a merchant ship, renamed the Angel Gabriel.
A stout ship designed and built to cope with combat, even as a merchant ship the Angel Gabriel was involved in many further skirmishes between 1618 and 1635, including a notable engagement in 1627 off Cales where it was boarded several times but was able to clear its decks each time and eventually beat off three Spanish ships. This was possible because the defenders were able to retreat to the forcastle and sterncastle which had reinforced bulkheads fitted with gunports for small cannon and shoulder weapons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2 March 2011)