Golden Hinde II Ship in London, England - Encircle Photos

21 Golden Hinde II Ship in London, England

Sir Francis Drake was a 16th century sea captain who was considered a hero in England and a pirate in Spain. As a privateer, he consistently attacked Spanish fleets and plundered their riches for Queen Elizabeth I. In 1577, he set sail in the Golden Hind (initially named the Pelican) on a voyage ending in 1580 after circumnavigating the world. His famous, three-mast galleon was reproduced in 1973. The 121 foot Golden Hinde II is a tourist attraction and educational museum berthed at the St Mary Overie Dock along the River Thames. Yet it is also a real ship, claiming to have sailed over 140,000 miles.

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1 Pickfords Wharf, Clink St, London SE1 9DG, UK

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