The Golden Hind was an English galleon best known for its global circumnavigation between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake, who on his return with a haul of Spanish gold and other treasures was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
The Hind was a well armed and nimble galleon, she was originally commissioned as The Pelican and built in Deptford, London, where she was launched in 1577.
After the world voyage 1577-1580 the ship was taken to Deptford, London for public exhibition in honour of Drakes remarkable achievement. It was the first 'Museum Ship' in the world. The vessel remained there for nearly 70 years where she eventually disintegrated due to the rains and weather and was broken up.