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Who was the most important English sea captain?

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Asked by: Martha Smith

Francis Drake. Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 28 January 1596) was a jack of all trades. He was an explorer, sea captain, privateer, naval officer, and politician but also the first English captain to circumnavigate the globe.

Who was the famous English sea captain?

Drake, Francis

English privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. He is known for circumnavigating the globe in command of Golden Hind between 1577 and 1580.

Who was the most famous English sailor?

Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful sailor in Olympic history, winning medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996. Born in Macclesfield, the sailor’s family moved to the Cornwall coast when Ben was 7.

Who was the first English sea captain?

Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake
Allegiance Kingdom of England
Years active 1563–1596
Rank Vice admiral
Base of operations Caribbean Sea

Who was famous British naval officer?

Horatio Nelson is generally regarded as the greatest officer in the history of the Royal Navy.

Who is the greatest sea captain?

The 10 Most Famous Captains in History

  • Ferdinand Magellan. Before Ferdinand Magellan (c. …
  • Bartholomew Roberts “Black Bart” …
  • Horatio Nelson. …
  • John Rackham. …
  • William Kidd. …
  • Francis Drake. …
  • Christopher Columbus. …
  • Edward Teach “Blackbeard”

Who were the greatest sailors in history?

10 Greatest Maritime Explorers in History

  1. George Vancouver (1757 – 1798) Image Source.
  2. James Cook (1728 – 1779) < …
  3. John Smith (1580 – 1631) Image Source. …
  4. Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 1596) …
  5. Amerigo Vespucci (1454 – 1512) Image Source. …
  6. Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – 1521) Image Source. …
  7. John Cabot (c. …
  8. Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) …

Who is the best admiral of all time?

When we think of great naval commanders, we immediately think of Horatio Nelson. He fought 13 battles, winning eight.

Who was admiral of the fleet at Trafalgar?

Admiral Lord Nelson

In one of the most decisive naval battles in history, a British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off the coast of Spain.

Which performer do British navy used to scare off the pirates?

Britney Spears’

In an excellent case of “here’s a sentence you won’t read every day”, Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates. According to reports, Britney’s hits, including Oops!

Did the Royal navy play Britney Spears?

Videos on entertainment.ie. Merchant naval officer Rachel Owens explained more to Metro: “Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. These guys can’t stand western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect.

What are pirates scared of?

the unknown

Sailors and pirates tended to be very superstitious – that is, they had a fear of the unknown and used it to explain misfortune (bad things that happened). Living and working on a ship in the middle of the seven seas was a very dangerous job.

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