The Golden Hinde (left) and the Huan in Victoria Harbour on January 29, 1980. Photo: SCMP
The Golden Hinde (left) and the Huan in Victoria Harbour on January 29, 1980. Photo: SCMP

When the Golden Hinde, a replica of Francis Drake’s ship, sailed into Hong Kong

  • Built as closely as possible to the 16th-century original, the captain called her ‘a pig to steer’
  • She called into the city on the way to Britain, where she would take part in Drake’s 400th anniversary events

The Golden Hinde (left) and the Huan in Victoria Harbour on January 29, 1980. Photo: SCMP
The Golden Hinde (left) and the Huan in Victoria Harbour on January 29, 1980. Photo: SCMP
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