Journal entries, 30 November 1791 - 27 February 1792, 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27
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The Daedalus experienced severe storms during January, and shipped much water on deck. Gooch records the resulting damage and loss of provisions, noting on 13 January, for example, that a number of casks were lost overboard and the ‘decks constantly flooded’ [RGO 14/62: 41v], while on 23 January, huge waves rocked the ship and many of the crew on deck were washed leeward, although none were injured [RGO 14/62: 46v]. On 13-14 February, in calmer seas, four king sails were found to be damaged, as were some stores of bread and fish [RGO 14/62: 56v-57v]. On 22 February, Gooch also records observing a meteor [RGO 14/62: 61v].
There are no log entries for 24-29 December 1791.
- 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27
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