Golden Hind 95cm Limited edition – Free shipping
Inspired by the legendary voyage of the first English ship to sail around the World from 1577 to 1580, the Golden Hind ship model was handcrafted with the finest craftsmanship with high attention to detail. The limited edition replica of Golden Hind is one of our new arrival models in 2018.
Features of the 95cm Golden Hind model ship:
- Overall dimensions of the model are 95cm L x 20cm W x 78cm H 1:32 Scale
- Premium wood, fully assembled and ready to display (NOT a kit)
- Entirely hand built by using individual wooden planks in hull construction
- Meticulous painting to accurately match the actual Golden Hind ship
- Cannons, musket, anchors, decorative fixtures and intricate details are sculpted of metal
- Lattice grates, rudder chains, wooden ladders and planked steps
- Realistic lifeboats with oars and numerous other deck features
- This replica is handcrafted according to scale through original plans and pictures of the real ship
- The model comes with a solid wood base with metal name plate and a laminated sheet of Golden Hind ship’s facts.
Sir Francis Drake sailed in the Golden Hind Ship in his famous voyage to circumnavigate the World. In 1577 Queen Elizabeth I selected Francis Drake to be the head of that expedition.
The expedition, consisting of a fleet of five ships, set sail from Plymouth in Devon, England in 1577. The historic voyage was to take three years. Francis Drake and the five ships travelled across the Atlantic Ocean to South America, through the treacherous Straits of Magellan, the Pacific Ocean, the coast of California, Vancouver, Philippines, Java and round the Cape of Good Hope and on to Sierra Leone. In 1580 Francis Drake returned to Plymouth, England. The Golden Hind was the only vessel to return from Drake’s expedition of the five vessels which originally set out from England. Francis Drake was knighted “Sir Francis Drake” on board the Golden Hind by Queen Elizabeth in 1581.
After the world voyage 1577-1580 the ship was taken to Deptford, London for public exhibition in honour of Drakes remarkable achievement. She stayed in Deptford for nearly a hundred years until it began to rot. It was the first ‘Museum Ship’ in the world. Nowadays a replica of Golden Hind is being displayed in London.