In 1562 he sailed from the Barbican in Plymouth with three ships and violently kidnapped about 400 Africans in Guinea and traded them in the West Indies. From 1562-1567 Hawkins and his cousin Francis Drake made three voyages to Guinea and Sierra Leone and enslaved between 1,200 and 1,400 Africans. Admiral John Hawkins eventually fell sick during a treasure-hunting voyage to the West Indies and died on November 12th, 1595. He was buried at sea off Puerto Rico. 1595 Hawkins accompanied his second cousin Sir Francis Drake on a treasure-hunting voyage to the West Indies. They twice attacked San Juan in Puerto Rico but could not defeat its defences. During the voyage they both fell sick. Hawkins died on November 12th, 1595 and was buried at sea off Puerto Rico.