The Mayflower was an English ship that transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims. From Plymouth, England, to the New World in 1620.
Therefore, it was believed that there were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30. Nevertheless, Mayflower crew’s about exact number is unknown.
Mayflower ship has become a cultural icon in the history of the United States. However, the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact prior to leaving the ship and establishing Plymouth Colony.
In addition, there was a second ship named Mayflower, which made the London to Plymouth, Massachusetts, voyage several times. Most importantly, Mayflower was a square rig with a beakhead bow and high, castle-like structures. The main deck from the elements designs that were typical with English merchant ships of the early 17th century.
On the other hand, Mayflower, stern carried a 30-foot high, square aft-castle which made the ship extremely difficult to sail against the wind.
As a result, the voyage from England to America took more than two months. Finally, the Mayflower’s return trip to London in April-May 1621 took less than half that time.
In conclusion, There were 26 vessels bearing the name Mayflower in the Port Books of England during the reign of James I (1603–1625); it is not known why the name was so popular.