• Short Summary

    The Golden Hinde II--a replica of the square-rigged ship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe 400 years ago--sailed under San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday (6 March) after a hazardous five-month, 13,000-nautical-mile voyage from Plymouth, England.

  • Description

    The Golden Hinde II--a replica of the square-rigged ship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe 400 years ago--sailed under San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday (6 March) after a hazardous five-month, 13,000-nautical-mile voyage from Plymouth, England.

    The 102-foot (35-metre), 125-ton, three-masted galleon will be berthed as a permanent floating museum operated by the consortium of San Francisco businessmen who spent 1.5 million dollars (600,000 pounds sterling) to have her built by British craftsmen in Drake's own home county of Devon.

    It was in 1579 that Drake, the first known European to see the California coastline, laid claim to it under the name of Nova Albion for Queen Elizabeth I while resting his crew and repairing the original Golden Hinde at a point near what is now San Francisco.

    The Golden Hinde II, which left Plymouth on 29 September, was badly battered by fierce storms throughout her voyage, both in the Atlantic and the Pacific. Her skipper, Captain Adrian Small, reported at one point that "she rolls like a cow and steers like a bitch", and several of her hand-made flaxen sails were torn by high winds.

    On Sunday (9 March), the ship and its 16-man crew--only a quarter the number of Drake's complement--re-entered the Golden Gate as part of an official welcoming ceremony, in which it received a 21-gun salute and an escort by United States Coast Guard cutters, fireboats and hundreds of pleasure craft.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9UMV0M8ZHPZN4K1TI3BD7U59G
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UMV0M8ZHPZN4K1TI3BD7U59G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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