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Kit contains laser cut frames and false keel. Double planked in beech and walnut. Most fittings are cast white metal, blocks, deadeyes and belaying pins are walnut.
The 'Golden Hind' took its name from the golden figure appearing on the coat-of-arms of Lord C. C. Hatton's family, who financed Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe. The smaller galleon, the 'Golden Hind' was not different, as far as the construction is concerned, from the ships of its class. Sober lines, contained sizes, absence of decorations with the exception of the transom, low foredeck and classic masting. On the 13th of December 1577 Sir Francis Drake, on board of the galleon 'Golden Hind', together with another four ships, set out for the most famous voyage in English naval history. After crossing the Straits of Magellan with difficulty, owing to the dreadful storms in which two of the ships were wrecked, he moored in the port of Valparaiso. Afterwards he followed the coasts of Chile and Peru plundering Spanish ports and ships and amassing an enormous loot. He then went up as far as California, probably trying to discover the elusive North-West passage.
He continued his voyage in the direction of the Moluccas Islands and Java, doubled the Cape of Good Hope and returned to England after three years, completing his voyage around the world.