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Plaque, Plymouth Harbour, Plymouth, Devon

From Plymouth Sound on June 14 1585 Sir Humphrey Gilbert, "the father of British Colonisation", set sail for Newfoundland and which he claimed for Queen Elizabeth I on 5th August. This plaque was unveiled by The Honourable Brian Peckford, P.C., Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador on June 14 1983 in the presence of Councillor Derek Mitchell, Lord Mayor of Plymouth, to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of this voyage.

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