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