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Journal entries, 30 November 1791 - 27 February 1792, 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 22r-64v

Scope and Contents

Daily tabulated log of the voyage. Many entries include additional remarks on bird and marine life [RGO 14/62: 29v-32v], on islands sighted [RGO 14/62: 33v-34*v], and on the difficulties caused by bad weather.
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.

Dates

  • 1791-11-30 - 1792-02-27

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

45 folio(s) (45 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Original geographic information

Falkland Islands [subject]

Original geographic information

Rio de Janeiro [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-12-10 17:28:09+00:00

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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