Sir Francis Drake
Sailing through the Ocean
In November of 1577, Drake set sail to the Strait of Magellan, he went with 150 men and 5 ships. He and the crew went through a 350 mile long waterway at the southern end of South America. Luckily Drake's ship, the Golden Hide, made it through the strait of Magellan. Drake was the first Englishman to sail around the world.
Fast Facts about Drake
It took Drake three years, from 1577 to 1580, to sail around the world. He was considered one of England's best explorers. His last voyage was 1596. Drake had a wife but no kids.
This is one of Drake and his crews ship when they sailed.
Around the World
This is the route Drake took when he left by himself when he sailed around the world.
Queen Elizabeth sent Drake on a secret mission to America.
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