The replica Golden Hind in Brixham, Devon, is open to the public and offers a good view of what life was like aboard these 16th century sailing ships.
The Golden Hind was a converted merchant ship adapted to carry heavy guns and a fighting crew. Although Drake remodelled her according to his new ideas on naval warfare, she was still very different from the race built galleons that were beginning to be produced at this time.
from "The Spanish Armada" by Rupert Matthews
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