Plymouth in Devon County, England, United Kingdom
Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth on December 13, 1577, to begin the “Famous Voyage” during which he traversed the Strait of Magellan and discovered Drake Passage south of Cape Horn. Drake then sailed the Golden Hind north and in June 1579 landed in California; he took possession of that region for Queen Elizabeth naming it Nova Albion. He returned to Plymouth September 26, 1580, having circumnavigated the globe. Drake was knighted aboard the Golden Hind at Deptford in the presence of Queen Elizabeth on April 4, 1581.
This plaque was presented August 5, 1977 by the state of California Sir Francis Drake Commission in commemoration of the quadricentennial of Drakes’s voyage around the world.
Location. 50° 21.916′ N, 4° 8.567′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, England, in Devon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Elliot Street and Cliff Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Hoe Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth, England PL1 2PJ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Plymouth Naval Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Plymouth Naval Memorial (within shouting distance The Plymouth Naval Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); National Armada Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymouth RAF Monument (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Smeaton Lighthouse (about 120 meters away); Tribute of Plymouth (about 150 meters away); Frank Bickerton (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
Also see . . . Francis Drake on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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