Recreations of the historic Jamestown Settlement Ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery.
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."
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September 9th, 2020
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