King, James (1750-1784) Captain Royal Navy, circumnavigator
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Astronomical observations made during Captain Cook's last voyage., 1776 - 1780
Observations from Captain Cook's last voyage.
Calculations of observations made on the voyage, 1778-05-29 - 1780-08
Table of rough calculations of observations; these include records of the time by the watch, the apparent time, and the altitude of the sun and moon. Many entries are checked and marked 'done' or 'correct'.
Captain Cook's journal of voyage to the South Seas, 1776
Captain Cook's journal of his voyage to the South Seas, including observations of variation of the compass and observations for chronometer rates.
Log of the time by the watch and observations, 1776-06-11 - 1780-09-08
This section is inverted in the volume and consists of two series: a daily log of time by the watch [K1], and further observations covering December 1779 to September 1780.
Observational log, 1779-12-10 - 1780-09-08
Daily log of observations from December 1779 to September 1780, showing barometer and thermometer readings (in the morning, at noon, and in the evening), the latitude and longitude, magnetic variation and dip [of the needle], the wind direction and remarks on the weather. The entries also include occasional mention of the location of the two ships on their return journey (travelling via Macau, Pulo Condore [Côn Đảo], Krakatau, and the Cape of Good Hope).
Observations for finding the variation of the compass, 1776-06-18 - 1776-11-15
Preceded by an explanation of the table [RGO 14/60: 8v] and signed by Captain Cook and James King.
Observations from Cook's last voyage, 1778-12-26 - 1780-08-18
Observations made on a voyage, 1776-1777, 1776-08-02 - 1777-04-27
Observations of equal altitudes of the sun, made with the astronomical quadrant, for finding the rate of the timekeeper [K1], 1776-10-24 - 1776-11-21
Preceded by a note on setting up the observatory and on taking the observations [RGO 14/60: 14v] and followed by a table of comparisons of the timekeepers and clocks; signed by Captain Cook and James King. The remainder of the volume is blank.
Table of 'Days works and observations', 1776-07-16 - 1776-11-13
Preceded by an explanation of the table [RGO 14/60: 5v] and signed by Captain Cook and James King.
- Atlantic Ocean 5
- Cape of Good Hope 4
- Alaska 2
- Astronomy 2
- Côn Đảo 2
- Geographical exploration 2
- Hawaii 2
- Kamchatka 2
- Longitude 2
- Macau 2
- Marine navigation 2
- Bering Sea 1
- Japan 1
- Kealakekua Bay 1
- Krakatau 1
- Madeira 1
- Magnetism 1
- Nautical instruments 1
- Navigation (science) 1
- Navigational aids 1
- New Zealand 1
- North Pacific Ocean 1
- Pacific Ocean 1
- Saint Agnes 1
- South Pacific Ocean 1
- Southern Ocean 1
- São Tiago 1
- Table Bay 1
- Tasmania 1
- Tenerife 1
- Time measuring instruments 1 ∧ less