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The observations of Sir Richard Hawkins, Knt. in his voyage to the South Sea in the year 1593

C.R. Drinkwater Bethune, Capt. RN. (Ed.).

London: The Hukluyt Society (1848, Reprinted from the edition of 1622) xvi, 246pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Sir Richard Hawkins 1562?-1622, English admiral, son of Sir John Hawkins served under Sir Francis Drake in the 1585-86 expedition to the West Indies, commanded the Swallow in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, and served under his father in 1590 in an unsuccessful expedition against Portugal. In 1593 he set out on an expedition in the ship Dainty, sailed down the Brazilian coast and through the Strait of Magellan, plundered Valparaiso, and took a number of prizes. However, he was captured (1594) by two Spanish ships, taken to Peru, and sent to Spain (1597), where he remained in prison until 1602. He was knighted (1603), served in Parliament (1604), and as vice admiral of Devon was active in defending the Devonshire coast from pirates. He also served in a disastrous expedition (1620-21) against the Barbary pirates. This rare book, held in the Leland Stanford Junior Library Collection was produced from a digital copy that can be downloaded from, with a search by either author or title. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
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Beke, Charles T v
Berry, Markes 204
Betancourt, Jean de 43
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Burney, Admiral xv
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Carlisle, Christopher 48
Castro, Don Beltran de 143, 152, 192, 223, 229, 234, 240-1
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Cecil, Sir Robert (Cecill) 13
Charles V, Emperor 139, 192
Cockes, Captain Abraham 88, 140
Coleridge 58
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Cook, Captain James 60
Cooley, William Desborough Esq v
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Cornish, Hugh 24, 152
Courton, Master Henry 24, 136, 207
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Darwin, Charles Esq v
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Downton, Captain Nicholas 14
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Elizabeth I vii, xv, 108
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Ellis, Sir Henry v
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Fenton, Master Edward 129
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Hawkins, Lady 8
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Lediard 11, 21, 48, 91
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