Golden Hind Model Ship Kit – Occre (12003)
The Golden Hind Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Occre Model Ship Kits & Occre Model Boat Kits. They use high quality materials, made with precision and a great degree of detail. To ensure easy, enjoyable ship model kit assembly, all Occre Ship Model Kits are accompanied by detailed instructions, subdivided into assembly stages with full colour photographs. All ship model kits include wooden parts and double planking to make the perfect hull.
Spectacular reproduction of the galleon used by the famous Sir Francis Drake . This naval model is added to our series of scale models of ships.
History of the Golden Hind
The Golden Hind is known for its circumnavigation of the globe during the years 1577 – 1580.
Five galleons departed on December 13, 1577 from the port of Plymouth in England. Captained by Francis Drake with the galleon The Pelican.
When the expedition crossed the Strait of Magellan, The Pelican was renamed The Golden Hind by Drake in honour of one of the patrons of the voyage Sir Christopher Hatton, whose coat of arms bore a golden doe.
After 40,000 miles travelled, in 1580 Drake returned to England with treasures and conquered lands. In 1581, Queen Elizabeth granted Drake the title of Sir on the deck of the Golden Hind.