Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Deliverance: Pinnace; Bermuda; 1609

One of the two pinnaces built from the wreckage of the Sea Venture, the other was named Patience. They were built by the survivors of the Sea Venture who had rowed ashore to Bermuda. All but two of the 150 stranded sailed on the 'home built' pinnaces Deliverance and Patience on to their original destination, Jamestown Virginia which they reached on May 10, 1610. The remaining two men became the first permanent settlers on Bermuda, which then became an official English settlement in 1612.
Grande Hermine: La Grande Hermine; Ship; Length: 78.8 ft; Beam: 25 ft; Depth of hold: 12 ft; 120 tons; France; 1534

La Grande Hermine was Jacques Cartier's largest of three ships used on his second voyage to further explore the lands (St. Lawrence, Quebec) he discovered on his first voyage in 1534. The other two vessels where the 40 ton La Petite Hermine and the 40 ton pinnace L'Emerillon. La Grande Hermine was also involved in Cartier's failed quest to establish a French colony in Canada in 1541.

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Patience: Pinnace; Bermuda; 1609

One of the two pinnaces built from the wreckage of the Sea Venture, the other was named Deliverance. They were built by the survivors of the Sea Venture who had rowed ashore to Bermuda. All but two of the 150 stranded sailed on the 'home built' pinnaces Deliverance and Patience on to their original destination, Jamestown Virginia which they reached on May 10, 1610. The remaining two men became the first permanent settlers on Bermuda, which then became an official English settlement in 1612.
Sea Venture: Full-rigged Ship; 240 tons burthen; Comp.:150; Armament: 8 sakers, 8 minions; East Anglia; 1603

The ship made so famous as the subject of William Shakespeare's Tempest. The Sea Venture left for Jamestown, Virginia on June 2, 1609 only to be caught in a hurricane which separated her from the other seven ships of the supply convoy. When she finally sighted land she got stuck on a reef about a kilometre from Bermuda. All 150 stranded on Bermuda and salvaged enough to built 2 pinnaces, the Deliverance and Patience with which they completed the voyage to Jamestown on May 10, 1610. Two men stayed behind on Bermuda and became the first settlers on the island.
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