HMS "Beagle": The Story of Darwin's Ship


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'After having twice been driven back by heavy south-west gales, Her Majesty's Ship BEAGLE, a ten-gun brig under the command of Captain Fitzroy, sailed from Devonport on the 27th December, 1813.' With these words, Charles Darwin began his account of the voyage that was forever to change his life and ours. Almost 190 years later, we know a great deal about Darwin and his adventures on the HMS BEAGLE, but we know almost nothing about the ship. Hardly some dashing frigate or three-decker ablaze with guns and glory, the BEAGLE ...

HMS "Beagle": The Story of Darwin's Ship 2003, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753817339

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HMS Beagle: The Story of Darwin's Ship 1995, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393037784