Historical Sailing Ship Drawing

The periodical this engraving appeared in dates all the way back to 1847. The Golden Hind was one of the ships used by Sir Francis Drake in his many voyages and expeditions to the New World. The publication provided a list of the passengers who sailed upon the Hind. The are thought to be among the first Englishmen who landed in North America.

Drake set sail from Plymouth, Nov. 15, 1577, and returned to the same port Sept. 26, 1580.

The Golden Hind was an English galleon. After her historic voyage, she was put on public exhibition in Deptford, England – thought to be the first time a ship was maintained as a historical artifact. It was on display for almost 100 years.

As you can see from this historical sailing ship drawing, the Golden Hind was a three-masted ship. It was made entirely from wood. It was 120 feet long and 22 feet wide – not much space for a crew compliment of 80 men along with 22 big guns, an armory and cargo areas.

If you are looking for a historical sailing ship drawing to turn into a fun coloring page, this one is a good candidate. Below you will find a smaller version of the ship drawing. If you would like a larger version, just click on the drawing and it will display it for you.


This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.