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Sir Francis Chichester
Birth: Sep. 17, 1901
Death: Aug. 26, 1972

Adventurer. While sailing on board his ketch "Gypsy Moth IV" (from August 27, 1966 to January 27, 1967), he became the second man to sail alone around the world; the first man to sail alone from west to east; the first to go the longest distance at sea before a port of call (approx. 15,000 nautical miles); and the first to do it in 226 days (bettering the time set by the fastest clipper ships a century earlier). The feat earned him a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth, who used the sword given to Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. (bio by: Brian Macdonald) 
 
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  Charles Chichester (1868 - 1938)
 
Burial:
St Peter Churchyard
Shirwell
North Devon District
Devon, England
 
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Originally Created by: Brian Macdonald
Record added: Jan 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12937892
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- Jackie Howard
 Added: Sep. 17, 2013
Happy Birthday. Thank you for the adventures............................
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