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Table Bay

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:


Entries for October, 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 21v-28v
Scope and Contents Daily entries for October, travelling towards the Cape of Good Hope. A number of entries include measurements of lunar distances from the sun, Aquila and Aldebaran, along with resulting calculations of longitude. An entry for 5 October records that Arnold’s Watch No. 2 was losing considerable time and that the second hand was pausing for intervals of a few seconds [RGO 14/56: 22v]; estimations of longitude by timekeeper were thereafter recorded by Bayly in the log book based on Watch No. 1...
Dates: 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-30

Log entries for March-April, 1775-03-01 - 1775-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 160v-166
Scope and Contents The log entries are daily from 1-19 March and 27-30 April, with summarised entries only for 20 March-26 April when the ship was anchored at Cape Town. An entry for 17 March notes that five ships sailed in company on the approach to Cape Town; the following day, the mizzen mast broke right through and had to be lashed together [RGO 14/58: 164v]. The entry for the 20 March records the ship’s arrival in Table Bay, where, upon finding that the Ceres East Indiaman commanded by Captain Newt...
Dates: 1775-03-01 - 1775-04-30

Log entries for November, 1772-11-01 - 1772-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 5v-8v
Scope and Contents The time spent at Cape Town between 30 October and 21 November is covered by three summary entries, with daily entries provided for the rest of November. During that time, Wales brought his instruments on shore to take observations, with the permission of the Governor. In the entry for 14-16 November he describes an incident which occurred after returning the instruments to the ship, which caused Mr Arnold’s watch to stop [RGO 14/58: 5v]. Wales records that the watch ran slow in the...
Dates: 1772-11-01 - 1772-11-30

Log entries for October, 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 4v-6r
Scope and Contents

Daily log entries, travelling towards the Cape of Good Hope. Entries include observations on the effectiveness of the two timekeepers on board, as well as remarks on seabirds spotted as the ship drew nearer to land, some of which were caught. Wales also reports observing a Dutch East India ship on the approach to Cape Town. On 29 October Table Mountain was sighted.

Dates: 1772-10-01 - 1772-10-31

Observations made on a voyage, 1776-1777, 1776-08-02 - 1777-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67: 71-80a
Scope and Contents Observations made on Captain Cook’s third voyage. Includes summarised daily entries providing the date, estimates of latitude and longitude, bearings and distance, variation of the compass, and thermometer readings, along with intermittent entries of astronomical calculations. The ship travelled via Madeira and via Port Praya in St. Iago towards the Cape of Good Hope, anchoring at Table Bay on 10 November 1776 [RGO 14/67: 76v]. There are no entries for December 1776 or January 1777....
Dates: 1776-08-02 - 1777-04-27