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Entries for November, 1772-11-22 - 1772-11-30

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 29r-31r

Scope and Contents

Entries for this month begin with a note on 22 November on the performance of Watch No. 1 which was losing time. Bayly had spent much of his time at Cape Town taking observations and making comparisons with the Astronomical Clock there. Daily log entries continue from 23 November as the ship resumed its voyage, and Bayly records that over the next few days the ship outran its log by more than 20 miles, perhaps due to a current. The entry for 30 November records strong gales and ‘a very great sea’, and Bayly notes that a false fire was lit to signal to the Resolution but no answer was given. Bayly records that he took advantage of the storm to make experiments with his wind gauge [RGO 14/56: 31r].

Dates

  • 1772-11-22 - 1772-11-30

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Extent

3 folio(s) (3 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Date information

DateText: there are no entries for 1-21 Nov..

Original geographic information

Cape Town [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-06-25 15:47:05+00:00

Repository Details

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