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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

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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.

Dates

  • 1838 - 1844

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

D2/53

Finding aid date

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

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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