Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Golden Hinde"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Golden Hinde
Registered port:London
Type of rigging:GALEONE
Year built:1973
Yard:J. Hinks & Son, Appledore, Devon, GB
Overall length:36.60 m
Length (hull):31.10 m
Breadth:6.10 m
Draught:2.70 m
Sail area:386 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:140 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 25 Mar 2021

  • reconstruction of the galleon used by Sir Francis Drake for his circumnavigation of the globe from 1577 1580.
  • reproduced on the basis of historical data, shipbuilding norms of the time and numerous reports from the 16th century; there were no design plans available as ships at that time were built according to visual estimates and traditional rules.
  • the vessel was built for training purposes as a working exhibit for the Crowley Maritime Corporation in San Francisco , USA.
  • with only a few exceptions, the ship was constructed using building methods and materials of the former era, though she does have a steering wheel instead of the tiller or whip staff usual at that time.
  • 1979-80 circumnavigated the globe via Hawaii, Japan, Hongkong and the Mediterranean, returning to England by passing through the Panama and Suez Canals.
  • today berthed in the St. Mary Overie Dock, London; open for public visits.
  • 2004 foundation of the Golden Hinde Educational Trust by local businesses and residents, who wished to keep the ship in Southwark, London.
  • since 2017 ongoing conservation work whilst the ship remains open to the public, completely funded by visitor admissions and private hires.


Website (English, 25 Mar 2021):
The Golden Hinde Sailing Museum: visitor information, offers of the museum, educational resources, venue hire, news, discover the ship, circumnavigation 1577 - 1580, newer voyages of the replica, information about Sir Francis Drake, building and ship's conservation, weblog, contact

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 139 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Beken of Cowes, Eric C. Abranson
"Segelschiffe der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1995 ISBN: 3-89225-314-5
(engl. Originalausgabe: "Sailing Ships of the World", 1992, Thomas Reed Publications Ltd.)
Page: 104 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Giancarlo Schiavoni
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 119 Source with picture

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 156 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data