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John Davis: Master Navigator


1550(?) Born near Dartmouth, Devon, in England
1582 Marries Faith Fulford
1585 First voyage to look for Northwest Passage
1586 Second voyage to look for Northwest Passage
1587 Third voyage to look for Northwest Passage
1588 Fights in battle against the Spanish Armada
1591 Takes part in failed mission to Pacific side of the Northwest Passage
1605 Killed by Japanese pirates


First Voyage Sunneshine
Second Voyage Sunneshine
North Starre
Third Voyage Ellen
Last Ship Tiger

*Ships in bold are the ships that Davis commanded personally. The others were on the same journey, but were commanded by other men.


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