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Golden Hind (3:1)

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Level 58 : Grandmaster Sailor
Please listen to this song. It's my favorite song on War Thunder.

I made it while thinking about that time.

I miss War Thunder 2016 April fools event
I would like to hear the pirate Captain's wonderful voice and solemn background music again.

Queen Elizabeth I partly sponsored Sir Francis Drake as the leader of an expedition intended to pass around South America through the Strait of Magellan and to explore the coast that lay beyond. The queen's support was advantageous; Drake had official approval to benefit himself and the queen, as well as to cause the maximum damage to the Spaniards. This eventually culminated in the Anglo–Spanish War. Before setting sail, Drake met the queen face-to-face for the first time and she said to him, "We would gladly be revenged on the King of Spain for divers injuries that we have received."[1]

Golden Hind at Deptford 1581
The explicit object was to "find out places meet to have traffic." Drake, however, acted as a privateer, with unofficial support from Queen Elizabeth.[2] She is described as a "mid-16th-century warship during the transition from the carrack to the galleon," and displaced about 100 tons.[3] He first named his flagship Pelican, but renamed her Golden Hind on 20 August 1578[4] to honour his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose family crest was a golden hind. He set sail in December 1577 with five small ships, manned by 164 men, and reached the Brazilian coast in early 1578.[5]

On 1 March 1579, now in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador, Golden Hind challenged and captured the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción. This galleon had the largest treasure captured to that date: over 360,000 pesos (equivalent to around £480m in 2017).[6] The six tons of treasure took six days to transship and included 26 tons of silver, half a ton of gold, porcelain, jewellery, coins, and jewels.[7]Needs to be cross-checked with reference: The specified amount of treasure supercedes by more than 20 tons the total amount of 6 tons previously listed.

On 26 September 1580, Francis Drake sailed his ship into Plymouth Harbour with 56 of the original crew of 80 left aboard. The ship was unloaded at Saltash Castle nearby, where the treasure offloading was supervised by the Queen's guards.[8]

Over half of the proceeds went to the Queen and country and were used to pay off the annual debt in its entirety. Queen Elizabeth I herself went aboard Golden Hind, which was then permanently at Deptford on the Thames Estuary, where she had requested it be placed on permanent display as the first 'museum ship'. There, she shrewdly asked the French ambassador to bestow a knighthood on Drake.[9] Her share of the treasure came to at least £160,000: "enough to pay off her entire government debt and still have £40,000 left over to invest in a new trading company for the Levant. Her return, and that of other investors, was more than £47 for every £1 invested, or 4,700%."[10]

After Drake's circumnavigation, Golden Hind was maintained for public exhibition at the dockyard at Deptford, London. The Ship was sent with the rest of the English Armada, also known as the Counter Armada, to Spain by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1589, during the undeclared Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604). It was led by Sir Francis Drake as admiral and Sir John Norreys as general, and failed to destroy of the Spanish Armada. The campaign resulted in the deadlocking of the English expeditionary force, and its withdrawal with heavy losses. The victory of the Spanish marked renewed Philip II's power through the next decade over the seas.

In 1668, the keeper of the stores at Deptford, John Davies of Camberwell, had the best remaining timber of Golden Hind made into a chair which was presented to the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford,[3][11] where it remains (with a replica in the Great Hall, Buckland Abbey, Devon, Drake's home and now maintained by the National Trust).

A table, known as the cupboard, in the Middle Temple Hall, London is also reputed to have been made from the wood of Golden Hind. Upon the cupboard is placed the roll of members of Middle Temple, which new members sign when they are called to the Bar. The ship's lantern was hung in the vestibule of Middle Temple Hall, but was destroyed during the Second World War.
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06/30/2019 2:06 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Steve
03/12/2019 5:17 pm
Level 40 : Master Sailor
Amazing builds!
Might I ask how you make these beautiful renders?
03/14/2019 11:33 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Sailor
use Cinema 4D
02/17/2019 5:46 am
Level 1 : New Miner
I drive past Buckland Abbey on my way to work every day and the place where he allegedly played bowls before engaging the Spanish Armada in Plymouth is still open today. Beautiful ship.
02/16/2019 7:24 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Goblin
u bad in sail ship building
02/17/2019 12:59 pm
Level 29 : Expert Modder
Be nice dude
02/16/2019 7:23 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Goblin
Ugly :P:P
02/16/2019 2:06 pm
Level 49 : Master Crafter
WOW, love it
02/16/2019 11:59 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Pirate
So pretty
02/16/2019 11:45 am
Level 45 : Master Sailor
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