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GOLDEN HINDE tall ship model

The English galleon Golden Hinde circumnavigated the globe between 1577 and 1580.

In 1577 Elizabeth I of England chose Sir Francis Drake as the leader of an expedition intended to pass around South America through the Strait of Magellan and to explore the coast that lay beyond.   Before setting sail, Drake met the queen face-to-face for the first time and she told him, "We would gladly be revenged on the King of Spain for divers injuries that we have received."  The explicit object was to "find out places meet to have traffic." 

Drake, however, acted as a privateer.   He set sail in December with five small ships, manned by 164 men, and reached the Brazilian coast in the spring of 1578.  His flagship, the Pelican, which Drake renamed the Golden Hinde, displaced about 100 tons.

On March 1st, 1579, the Golden Hind captured the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, which had the largest treasure captured to that date: over 360,000 Pesos.

Subsequently Drake sailed North to around San Francisco Bay, claiming this land as 'Nova Albion'  in July.   He then came back across the Pacific, reaching the Cape of Good Hope on June 18th, 1580 and Sierra Leone on July 22nd.  On 26 September 1580, he took his ship into Plymouth Harbor with only 56 of the original crew of 100 left aboard. 

Despite Francis Drake's piratical conduct on his voyages, Queen Elizabeth herself went aboard the Golden Hinde and personally bestowed a knighthood on him.

After Drake's circumnavigation the Golden Hind was maintained for public exhibition in Deptford.  This is the earliest known example of a ship being maintained for public display because of its historic significance. Golden Hind remained there for nearly 100 years before she eventually rotted away and was finally broken up.

The table in the Middle Temple Hall (in the City of London) is  made from the wood of the Golden Hinde, as is a chair in the Great Hall, Buckland Abbey, Devon.

 

 
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This Golden Hinde model features:

  • Plank-on-frame construction (very important)

  • All parts are wooden or metal

  • Fine deck details

  • Realistic thin sails

  • Authentic rigging system comprised of many different sizes of rope

  • Full length masts and bowsprit per original blueprints

33" long x 26" tall x 12.5" wide    $2,500    S&H is $150 

Add 110v light feature t:  $200    


              

                You are viewing a fine GOLDEN HINDE model ship made by Model Ship Master.