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Hawkins John
(1532–1595)

Hawkins John (1532–1595)

Admiral Sir John Hawkins (also spelled as John Hawkyns) was an English shipbuilder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, navigator, and slave trader. As treasurer (1577) and controller (1589) of the navy, he rebuilt older ships and helped design the faster ships that withstood the Spanish Armada in 1588. He later devised the naval blockade... More...


St. Kitts-Nevis, 1970/1976, Francis Drake and John Hawkins

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