Journal of a voyage from England to Barbados in his Majesty's ship Princess Louisa, under Captain Norwood and Admiral Tyrell, 1761 - 1764
Scope and Contents
The journal covers the period 23 February-7 November 1763 and consists of daily tabulated log entries showing the course of the ship and meteorological conditions on the voyage.
A set of additional pages is loosely inserted [RGO 4/321: 14-20], showing a sketch of an unnamed island, possibly Barbados [RGO 4/321: 14], and various computations [RGO 4/321: 15-20] including comparisons of observations from voyages of 1761-1764 to ascertain errors in the quadrant [RGO 4/321: 15]; observations of stars [RGO 4/321: 16r-17v]; meridian altitudes of the Sun's latitude by Maskelyne [RGO 4/321: 16v]; and computations for finding longitude [RGO 4/321: 18r-20v].
The journal ends with a log of the observations for the period 19 October-8 November 1763 [RGO 4/321: 38v-40v].
- 1761 - 1764
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37 folio(s) (37 ff.) : Paper
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- Fotheringham, Patrick, 1784 (Captain Royal Navy)
- HMS Princess Louisa, ship of the line (1744-1766)
- Herbert, Charles, fl1763 (Officer Royal Navy)
- Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811 (astronomer and mathematician)
- Norwood, Joseph, 1793 (Captain Royal Navy)
- Tyrell, Richard, c1716 - 1766 (Rear-Admiral Royal Navy)
- From the File: Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811 (astronomer and mathematician) (Person)