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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/684

Scope and Contents

Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The ships include the 'Nemesis', 'Vulca', 'Brigand', 'Iron Duke', 'Great Britain', 'Royal George', 'Orwell', 'Royal Sovereign' and 'Duchess of Lancaster'. The papers include instructions by Airy on correcting the compasses on iron ships and the procedure involved; deck plans of vessels, including HMSV 'Soudan'; a lecture to the Liverpool Philosophical Society on righting compasses; and specifications of vessels, including the 'Royal George'. The correspondents include F. Beaufort, W. Allen and T. Barclay.


  • 1838 - 1844

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:54:41+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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