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Great Britain
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South West England

The Promenade

Sir Francis Drake

Tavistock, Devon, 1540 - Portobelo, Panama, 1596
British sea captain and vice admiral
(Wikipedia)
Sir Joseph Boehm RA
1884

Plymouth /  Sir Francis Drake   Plymouth /  Sir Francis Drake

Description

Bronze statue.

Information Sign

Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth on december 13, 1577 to
begin the "famous voyage" during which he traversed the Strait
of Magellan and discovered Drake Passage south of Cape Horn,
Drake then sailed the Golden Hinde north and in June 1579
landed in California; he took possession of that region for
Queen Elizabeth naming it Nova Albion. He returned to plymouth
September 26, 1580, having circumnavigated the globe. Drake
was knighted aboard the Golden Hinde at Deptford in the
presence of Queen Elizabeth on April 4, 1581.
 
this plaque was presented August 5, 1977, by the State of
California Sir Francis Drake Commission in commemoration of
the quadricentennial of Drake's voyage around the world.

Annotation

Copy of a statue in Tavistock.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°21'54" W 4°8'33"

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