Golden Hinde II, a Replica of Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon  Golden Hinde II, a Replica of Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon

 

Golden Hinde II, a Replica of Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon

 

 

The ocean going replica Golden Hinde II has been berthed since 1996 at St Mary Overie Dock on Cathedral Street, in Bankside, Southwark, London. It is open for visitors.

 

Sir Francis Drake with his galleon Golden Hinde had succeeded to sail around the globe from 1577 to 1580. He successfully looted Spanish settlements on the Pacific coast and captured treasure ships. With 80 pounds of gold and 26 tons of silver bars (contemporary value of 126000 English pound or about half the English Crown's revenues a year) he chose to search for the Northwest Passage and sailed as far as 48 degrees north, just south of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, before turning south. He then sailed westward and passed Palau and the Philippines before rounding the Cape of Good Hope back to England. It was the second circumnavigation of the globe after Magellan. It was a great achievement of Francis Drake and his crew, given the record of many later voyages.


The replica was built in 1971 - 1973.

Photo gallery of Golden Hinde II

 
We visited the galleon during a trip to London in April 2014 and took many pictures. If you click on a photo you will get that photo in high resolution. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.

 

At the ticket booth you get a leaflet with some information on the ship (see below, click on the photos).