HMS Providence, sloop (1791-1797)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
Observations made on board HMS Providence for determining the latitude and longitude by Mr Earnshaw's three watches and by Mr Arnold's watch. The observations end with an account of the shipwreck [RGO 14/68: 133].
Includes observations made at: Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; the island of Enchados in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; Karakakoa Bay on the island of O’Whyee; the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California; Volcano Bay, island of Insu; and near Rocky Head, Typa.
Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.
Astronomical observations made between Monterrey and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05
Observations taken on board the ship at sea, including observations of a solar eclipse [RGO 14/67: 133r].
Beginning with a note on the location of Crosley's observatory.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.