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H.M.S. Beagle in Tasmanian waters

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posted on 2023-11-02, 04:26 authored by PC Stevenson
A photocopy of the log of H.M.S. Beagle from 1-22 February 1836 was examined and a transcription made from the handwritten script. The import of the column headings is explained, and comments are made on the course, navigation, the winds encountered, the weather, the sail handling, and the ship handling during the period at sea, and while in harbour in Hobart Town. An attempt w,rs made to derive the synoptic weather situation.

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Publication title

Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

Volume

143

Pagination

105-116

ISSN

0080-4703

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