The replica of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon GOLDEN HIND. She was originally named Pelican but he changed the to Golden Hind, mid-voyage, in 1568 to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Patton.
The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drakes historic sailing ship replica under full sail, off the US west coast at sunrise, commemorating Drake's around the world (1577-1580) Voyage of Discovery, property released,. COPYRIGHT:Joel Rogers
A replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship, the Golden Hind, in which he circumnavigated the globe from 1577 to 1580. Named the Pelican at the start of the voyage, Drake renamed it in mid-voyage (1578) at the Strait of Magellan to honor his sponsor, Sir Christopher Hatton, who financed the journey. Hatton's "crest" bore a female deer (aka "hind").