Also captained the Gabriel, the Ayde and the Primrose. An English seaman who made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage. He thought he had discovered gold but it was fool's gold. Was an English privateer/pirate (sanctioned by the government). He was later knighted for his service in repelling the Spanish Armada in 1588. He captained the Primrose as as vice-admiral to Sir Francis Drake in his expedition to the West Indies in 1585. In 1586 he was given command of the largest man-o-war â€“ Triumph â€“ in the battle against the Spanish Armada.