The historic ship the Godspeed at Jamestown Settlement in Virginia.
The first English colonists arrived in Virginia in 1607 after a four and a half month voyage aboard the three ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery. The expedition, sponsored by a business venture of the Virginia Company of London, carried 105 passengers and 39 crew members to America. While the Susan Constant and Godspeed returned to England a month later, the Discovery stayed in Virginia for exploration purposes. The Virginia General Assembly has designated these recreated Jamestown Settlement ships as "the official fleet of the Commonwealth."
The Godspeed is a typical small merchant trader, it was the second largest vessel on the voyage to America. The recreation was commissioned in 2006.
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September 9th, 2020
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