Airfix Vintage Classics - Golden Hind 1:72
The Golden Hind was an English galleon best known for
its global circumnavigation between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir
Francis Drake, who on his return with a haul of Spanish gold and other
treasures was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
The Hind was a well armed and nimble galleon, she was orginally
commissioned as The Pelican and built in Deptford, London, where she was
launched in 1577.
She was the flagship of an expedition to explore the regions beyond
South America commanded by Drake, with personnel support of Queen
Elizabeth of England. Drake's mission became one less of exploration and
more of piracy as he wreaked havoc against Spanish interests in the