The original 'Discovery' was one of three ships that left London in December 1606 and arrived in Chesapeake Bay in April 1607. In May 1607, the settlers landed in an area that went on to become Jamestown, Virginia. This replica 'Discovery' was a gift to mark the 402nd anniversary of the departure of the three ships from London.
Westenhanger Castle, where the replica is located, is linked to the 'Discovery' as the then owner,
Sir Thomas Smythe, commissioned the building of several ships including the original 'Discovery'.
By chaswatson @ 2016-05-03 01:08:35