FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Golden Hind

The Golden Hind was an English ship best known for its global circumnavigation between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. It was originally known as the Pelican and was renamed in mid-voyage 1577 by Drake as he prepared to enter the Straits of Magellan. He rechristened the ship the Golden Hind in a political gesture, to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose armorial crest was a golden hind (in heraldry a "hind" is a doe). Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Events March 17 - formation of the Cathay Company to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold May 28 - Publication of the Bergen Book, better known as the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord, one of the Lutheran confessional writings. ... Events March 1 - Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. ... nd civil engineer of the Elizabethan era. ... Events March 17 - formation of the Cathay Company to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold May 28 - Publication of the Bergen Book, better known as the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord, one of the Lutheran confessional writings. ... The Strait of Magellan, near Punta Arenas The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland South America. ... Portrait of Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor of England during Elizabethan era Sir Christopher Hatton (1540 - November 20, 1591) was an English politician, the lord chancellor of England and some speculate was the lover of Queen Elizabeth I. His father was William Hatton (d. ... Heraldry is the science and art of designing, displaying, describing and recording coats of arms and badges, as well as the formal ceremonies and laws that regulate the use and inheritance of arms. ... Subfamilies Capreolinae Cervinae Hydropotinae Muntiacinae A deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. ...

Contents


Details

  • Masts: 3
  • Hull: wooden
  • Hull dimensions (estimated):
    • Length: 70 ft (21.3 m)
    • Breadth: 19 ft (5.8 m)
    • Depth: 9 ft (2.7 m)
  • Crew complement: 80–85
  • Armaments: 18 guns
  • Load: ca. 150 tons (150 tonnes)

155 mm M198 howitzer USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of nine 16/50 and six 5/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 1 July 1984. ...

Replicas

A replica of the Golden Hind, permanently moored in Brixham.
A replica of the Golden Hind, permanently moored in Brixham.

A modern replica of the same ship was launched in 1973 and has travelled more than 140,000 miles (225 000 km), a distance equal to more than five times around the globe. Like the original, it circumnavigated the world. Since the 1990s it has been berthed at St Mary Overie's Dock, in Bankside, Southwark, London, close to Southwark Cathedral. There are organised visits from schools, where children can dress up as pirates, and get living history lessons about Elizabethan naval history. The Domesday Book mentions "the tideway where ships are moored" and this is probably what is now called "Mary Overie Dock". Southwark Cathedral used to be known as "The Cathedral church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie". A replica of Sir Francis Drakes ship - the Golden Hind - lying permanently in Brixham Harbour. ... A replica of Sir Francis Drakes ship - the Golden Hind - lying permanently in Brixham Harbour. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Seinfeld was a pop cultural phenomenon during the 90s and became one of the most popular TV programs ever. ... Bankside is an area in Southwark, London, on the southern bank of the River Thames. ... The London Borough of Southwark is a London borough, located on the south side of the River Thames. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... The nave Southwark Cathedral or The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark, London, lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. ... Doomesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was similar to a census by a government of today. ...


A second replica is permanently moored in the innermost harbour at Brixham, Devon, and also acts as a tourist attraction. Location within the British Isles Brixham is a small town in the county of Devon in the southwest of England. ... Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ...


Modern Ships

The bulk carrier Golden Hind, now scrapped.
The bulk carrier Golden Hind, now scrapped.

For many years, a Great Lakes dry bulk carrier was named Golden Hind, in honor of the original ship. She was a steam turbine powered tanker built in Collingwood, Ontario, during 1951-1952. She sailed as the Imperial Woodbend under the Canadian flag for Imperial Oil. Transformed during the winter of 1954-1955 when Imperial's need for her ended, she was converted to a 601.50' dry bulk carrier at Port Weller, Ontario. She resumed sailing for the Mohawk Navigation Company. Carrying primarily iron ore and grain cargoes, she sailed the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway for many years until the downturn in the North American steel industry and changing patterns in the grain trade spelled her end. Laid up throughout much of the early half of the 1980s due to lack of cargoes, the veteran ore carrier was finally sold for scrap in 1986 after making a handful of trips for the Groupe Desgagnes fleet. Image File history File links Imperialwoodbend1a. ... Image File history File links Imperialwoodbend1a. ...


See also

A Ship replica is a reconstruction of a no longer existing ship. ...

External links

  • Golden Hinde
  • Golden Hinde museum
  • Ships of the World: an historical encyclopedia: The Golden Hind

  Results from FactBites:
 
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Golden Hind (1148 words)
The Golden Hind was an English ship best known for its global circumnavigation between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake.
He rechristened the ship the Golden Hind in a political gesture, to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose armorial crest was a golden hind (in heraldry a "hind" is a doe).
The naming of the ship, the " Golden Hind ", of Sir Francis Drake is sometimes given a mythological origin, though Drake actually renamed his flagship, in mid-voyage, 1577, as a gesture to flatter his patron Sir Christopher Hatton, whose armorial bearings included the crest "a hind, or." In heraldry, a "hind" is a roe.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m