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The Fore Deck

This is the fore deck, this area would have also been armed with smaller guns for boarding and chasing. We now ask you to carefully look at the bow of the ship, you will see the bow sprit, this would hold the ships sprit sail.

Following the bow spirt back towards the ship you will see the ships figure head. Figure heads have been a long standing tradition with ships for many reasons. The reason this ship has a golden deer on the front comes as a tribute to the primary sponsor of the voyage; Sir Christopher Hatton. On Christopher Hatton’s coat of arms you will spot a golden deer, known to the Elizabethans as a Golden Hinde.

Lastly behind the figure head is the beak head, the sailors latrine. You will notice the planks of wood with large gaps in between. This is to enable the crew to sit on a plank whilst defecating into the ocean.

The Golden Hinde
  1. Welcome to the Main Deck
  2. The Armoury
  3. Drake’s Cabin
  4. Francis Drake
  5. The Fore Deck
  6. The Fo’C’sle
  7. The Great Cabin
  8. The Gundeck
  9. Minion
  10. The Helm
  11. The Hold