Elizabeth and Delight: Drake's ships found; hunt on for his lead coffin

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Fascinating fellow, that Drake. From Daily Mail:

    Treasure hunters on the verge of finding Sir Francis Drake's watery grave after locating two of his ships off Panama coast
    more, with pictures, at DM link above

    Interesting reader comment beneath article:
    Leave it alone.
    - Drake descendant, New Zealand, 24/10/2011 23:25
     
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    Nova Active Member

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    Why would they scuttle ships after the death of the captain? Ships were (and are) rather expensive investments.

    I'm not saying I doubt the report. I just don't understand it. Maybe the dysentery was so bad they lacked sufficient crew members to sail the entire armada home.
     
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