The Golden Hind - 18th February 1972
Replica of Golden Hind to be Built in Appledore
Assembly of the framework of the replica of Drake's Golden Hind, being bult at the yard of J Hinks and Son, Appledore.
The replica has been ordered by an American firm and the work of the building will take until next spring.
Meanwhile, on the Isle of Wight, 58-year-old Mr Jack Whitehead is working on a hind figurehead for the vessel. He was also responsible for the carvings on the replica of the Nonsuch for the Hudson's Bay Company, which was built at Hink's yard and launched in the summer of 1968.