Narrative of a Voyage Round the World; Performed in Her Majesty's Ship Sulphur. During the Years 1836 - 1842 Including Details of the Naval Operations in China, from Dec. 1840 to Nov. 1841 Volume 1

Narrative of a Voyage Round the World; Performed in Her Majesty's Ship Sulphur. During the Years 1836 - 1842 Including Details of the Naval Operations in China, from Dec. 1840 to Nov. 1841 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... foul suspicions which the next vessel would entertain of their conduct; but only one embarked. On the evening of the 6th of April, we drifted to the southward, and although signals were made by both vessels flashing during the night, and latterly by rockets and guns, the Starling was not to be seen at daylight, thus affording full proof of variety of current. We had cleared the south end of the 192 STARLING DESPATCHED TO GUAYAQUIL. 1838. island whilst the Starling was on the north. She was set westerly, and Sulphur easterly About nine she was observed dead on our lee-beam, when we bore up, and rejoined her. Wind and currents continued to baffle us much in our attempt to reach one of the Gallapagos islands, where our meridian distance might be important. On the 10th I despatched the Starling to Guayaquil, in order to bring away an officer, and some of our most needful supplies, left for us, at Puna, by H. M. S. Cleopatra, with orders to rejoin at Callao. We were now visited by heavy rains, during which the wind generally favoured us, but it was not until the 18th that we made Abingdon Island, one of the Gallapagos, and passed within two miles on its western side. We found the current setting strong to the northward and westward. On Saturday, the 21st of April, being in 0 30', N., and about a degree west of the island of Albermarle, a course of experiments was made on the currents and temperatures, from 1000 fathoms, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, and 100, to the surface; being interesting as to their proximity to land, and within the influence of the Galapagos currents. Captain Fitzroy has remarked on the differences of temperature experienced on different sides of these islands. Orders were issued in consequence to watch narrowly, and hourly, for any...
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602870
  • 9781236602879