Discovery or Discoverie was a small 20-ton, 38 foot (12 m) long "fly-boat" of the British East India Company, launched before 1602. It was one of the three ships (along with Susan Constant and Godspeed) on the 1606-1607 voyage to the New World for the English Virginia Company of London. The journey resulted in the founding of Jamestown in the new Colony of Virginia.

She then took part in six expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage. During the 1610-1611 expedition in the Canadian arctic, the crew of Discovery mutinied, and set their captain Henry Hudson adrift in a small boat; he was not seen again, and the crew returned to England.


TitlePublication DateDescriptionLink
Discovery (1602 ship) (webpage from Wikipedia) A short article about the ship Link


Henry Hudson's 1610 expedition sets sail 1610-04-17
Discovery returns to London 1611-10-20


NameBegin DateEnd DateStart Head CountEnd Head Count
Henry Hudson's 1610 Voyage 1610 1611 25


North American Plate
Northwest Passage

Operated By

NameDate of BirthDate of DeathShort Biography
Henry Hudson 1565an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States.