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Golden Hind


GOLDEN HIND, originally named the Pelican, the first English vessel to circumnavigate the globe, sailed from Plymouth, England, on 13 December 1577. It was rechristened the Golden Hind by its commander, Sir Francis Drake, in Magellan Strait. Sailing up the South American coast, it plundered Spanish treasure ships and reached the vicinity of present-day San Francisco on 15 June 1579. The Golden Hind sailed home around the Cape of Good Hope, reaching Plymouth on 26 September 1580.


Roche, T. W. E. The Golden Hind. London [Serial]; New York: Praeger, 1973.

Louis H. Bolander / a. r.

See also California ; Explorations and Expeditions: British .

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