Career at sea

Early sea career

At the age of eighteen, Francis Drake sailed to the Bay of Biscay, and he was a purser of the ship. At twenty, Drake made a voyage to the Coast of Guinea. When Francis Drake was 23 years old in 1563, he established his first voyages to the Americas. Sir Francis Drake started his long career as a slave trader. His first significant expeditions when Drake was a young man came in the 1560s by the time Drake joined his cousin, Sir John Howkins, on some of Britain's earliest slave-trading voyages to West Africa. They were attacking native villages or Portuguese slave ships. Journeys would transport the slaves to the Spanish Caribbean and sell them off to local plantations. That action was illegal under Spanish law. During one of their slaving expeditions in 1568, Spanish ships trapped their vessels. Many of the members of the crew were killed or captured. Sir Francis Drake escaped without any harm, but the defeat left him with a seething hatred for Spain and Philip II, their king.

Voyages to the West Indies

Sir Francis Drake made the second Voyage with John Howkins to West India in 1570 and 1571, which were his two most profitable trading voyages. There were two vessels under his command, and he aimed to capture Nombre De Dio, Pan, which was the unique colon town in Panama.

During this attack, Drake was wounded and failed. But this attack was maybe the foundation of his fortune. Francis Drake crossed the Isthmus of Panama, and he first saw the pacific.

The most celebrated of Sir Francis Drake's adventures along the Spain Main was that he captured a Spanish Silver Train at Nombre de Dios in 1573. After their attack on the mule train, Drake and his crew members found out that they had caught over 20 tons of gold and silver. It was too many treasures to carry that why they buried much of the silver, gold, and treasure. Francis Drake returned to England, both famous and wealthy.

It was during that expedition when Francis Drake climbed a high tree in the central mountains of the Isthmus of Panama. And he became the first Englishman to see the Pacific Ocean.

After the famous raids of Francis Drake, it was unable to acknowledge Drake's accomplishment officially because the government signed an interim truce with King Philip of Spain. For his most essential raids, Francis Drake is considered as a hero of England and the pirate in Spain.

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Career at sea

Early sea career At the age of eighteen, Francis Drake sailed to the Bay of Biscay, and he was a purser of the ship. At twenty, Drake made a voyage to the Coast of Guinea. When Francis Drake was 23 years old in 1563, he established his first voyages to the Americas. Sir Francis Drake started his long career as a slave trader. His first significant expeditions when Drake was a young man came in the 1560s by the time Drake joined his cousin, Sir John Howkins, on some of Britain's earliest slave-trading voyages to West Africa. They were attacking native villages or Portuguese slave ships. Journeys would transport the slaves to the Spanish Caribbean and sell them off to local plantations. That action was illegal under Spanish law. During one of their slaving expeditions in 1568, Spanish ships trapped their vessels. Many of the members of the crew were killed or captured. Sir Francis Drake escaped without any harm, but the defeat left him with a seething hatred for Spain and Philip II, their king. Voyages to the West Indies Sir Francis Drake made the second Voyage with John Howkins to West India in 1570 and 1571, which were his two most profitable trading voyages. There were two vessels under his command, and he aimed to capture Nombre De Dio, Pan, which was the unique colon town in Panama. During this attack, Drake was wounded and failed. But this attack was maybe the foundation of his fortune. Francis Drake crossed the Isthmus of Panama, and he first saw the pacific. The most celebrated of Sir Francis Drake's adventur

Last Years

The final voyage of Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake's final years were not happy. His last expedition to Portugal proved abortive. Drake's final journey in 1596 in the West Indies was in failure, and he had numerous defeats. Sir Francis Drake attacked San Juan de Puerto Rico unsuccessfully and lost the battle of San Juan. After that, Francis Drake tried to attack the land and capture the prosperous port of Panama, but he again was defeated. In January 1596, Sir Francis Drake died on his ship of dysentery which was a common disease of the time, at the age of about 56. Before the death, the great explorer, Sir Francis Drake, asked to be dressed in his full armor. He was buried near Portobelo, at sea in a sealed lead-lined coffin. Divers and historians were searching for the coffin, they have found only the wrecks of the English ships, but the body of Sir Francis Drake has never been found. Legacy Sir Francis Drake had an essential role in English navy history, and he made the English dominate the sea. After his triumphant victories, the Spanish Armada was never fully recovered. Sir Francis Drake had great military achievements, and he was also a famed explorer who claimed the part of the west coast of North America to England. His performances and numerous successful battles made him a hero for the English people. The Bay near San Francisco bears the name of the great explorer and seaman Sir Francis Drake, who helped claim the land of the English. In 1979, near Westminster Abbey, a memorial of famous respectful