Francis Drake Buccaneers
|Francis Drake Buccaneers at a Glance|
|Founded||11 January, 2007|
|Last updated on 3 February, 2012|
Welcome to the crew of Sir Frances Drake, dedicated to the memory of this famous, privateer, navigator, explorer, politician, civil engineer, trader and pirate. He was second in command of the English Fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. The most celebrated of Drake's Caribbean adventures was his capture of the Spanish Silver Train in March 1573. In 1577, Drake was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth to undertake an expedition against the Spanish along the Pacific coast of the Americans. After crossing the Atlantic, one of his ships had to be abandoned. The remaining ships departed for the Strait of Magellan at the southern tip of South America. This course established "Drake's Passage". Drake crossed from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Magellan Strait, after which a storm blew his ship south to Tierra del Fuego. This voyage established Drake as the first Antarctic explorer, as his furthest south of at least 56 degrees was not surpassed until James Cook's voyage of 1773, and was the first known occasion that any explorer had travelled further south than any other human being.
We believe in treating each other with respect and treat everyone equally. As you will see we don't have a strict promotion policy. We believe if your out the money to subscribe you should be able to sail a ship. But you do have to join our forum. Fleet and Senior are a different story, we got to know you first. We are a hard working bunch going on daily pillages. If this sounds like a crew you would like to join let any officer know they will get you fixed up.
Francis Drake Buccaneers was founded on the idea that everyone on the crew is special and should be treated as such. The crew has gone through some changes, from being in its own flag to joining Silver Dawn.
Slowly the crew has been gaining new members that each bring something new and exciting. Francis Drake Buccaneers is always looking for new mates. Pirates who are looking for a place that treats members like family can find a home in this crew.