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Log entries for 1772, 1772-06-21 - 1772-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 1-16

Scope and Contents

The ship’s log book begins on 21 June 1772, when Wales embarked in the Resolution with Captain Cook at Sheerness. Entries are kept on a more or less daily basis for the year. The Resolution travelled in that first year from Plymouth to the Cape of Good Hope, via Madeira and the islands of Cape Verde. In December, after a three-week stay in Table Bay, the Resolution headed south for its first Antarctic sweep. A map of Porto Praya Bay [Cape Verde] is included with the log entries for August.


  • Creation: 1772-06-21 - 1772-12-31


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17 folio(s) (17 ff.) : Paper

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Finding aid date

2012-05-09 09:31:33+00:00

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