Certificate no 2589
Status Replica


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Training Ship
Location London
Vessel type Galleon
Current use Museum based
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.goldenhinde.com/


Builder Hinks, J & Sons, Appledore
Built in 1973
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Replica definition Operational Hypothesis
Number of decks 4
Number of masts 3
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None


Length: Overall
120.00 feet (36.58 m)
Breadth: Beam
20.00 feet (6.10 m)
9.00 feet (2.74 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


THE GOLDEN HINDE was built in 1973 by J. Hinks & Sons to commemorate the anniversary of Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe.  The vessel was built using as many original techniques and materials as were known and available.  She has since sailed over 140,000 miles, circumnavigating the globe, as well as other journeys.  She has been in various film and tv projects including Shogun, St. Trinians 2 and the recent production of Henry V.  She operates as a living history museum and is available for educational visits for all ages.

At the time of recording on the Replica List, work was taking place to get the ship in full working order before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

Key dates

  • 1971 Keel laying ceremony on 30 September
  • 1973 Vessel launched on 5 April
  • 1975 Vessel arrives in San Francisco having sailed from Plymouth
  • 1980 Filming of Shogun in Japan
  • 1980 Duke of Edinburgh visits at Cowes Week
  • 1996 Berthed at St Mary Overie Dock in London
  • 2006 Sir Ian McKellan reads the Rime of the Ancient Marine to schoolchildren on board for the Wordsworth Trust
  • 2012 Henry V filmed on board
  • 2012

    Ship re-rigged and maintained in preparation for Queen's Diamond Jubilee

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