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HMS Beagle

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HMS Beagle in the Straits o Magellan at Monte Sarmiento, reproduction o R. T. Pritchett's frontispiece frae the 1890 illustratit edeetion o The Voyage of the Beagle.
Royal Navy EnsignUnitit Kingdom
Ordered: 16 Februar 1817
Laid doun: Juin 1818
Launched: 11 Mey 1820
Commissioned: 1820
Decommissioned: 1845, transferred tae Coastguard
Fate: Sauld an broken up 1870
General chairacteristics
Cless an teep: Cherokee-cless brig-sloop
Tons burthen: 235 bm; 242 for seicont voyage[1]
Lenth: 90.3 ft (27.5 m)
Beam: 24.5 ft (7.5 m)
Draucht: 12.5 ft (3.8 m)
Sail plan: Brig (barque frae 1825)
Complement: 120 as a ship-o-war, 65 plus 9 supernumeraries on seicont voyage
Airmament: 10 guns, reduced tae 6 guns for first survey voyage, changed to 7 guns during seicont survey voyage

HMS Beagle wis a Cherokee-cless 10-gun brig-sloop o the Royal Navy, ane o mair nor 100 ships o this cless. The vessel, constructed at a cost o £7,803, wis launched on 11 Mey 1820 frae the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames. On the seicont survey voyage the young naituralist Charles Darwin wis on buird, an his wirk made Beagle ane o the maist famous ships in history.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. FitzRoy 1839, pp. 17–18.
  2. HMS Beagle - Port Cities, London Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Royal Museum Greenwich, retrieved 3 February 2013, the story about sailing full-rigged under London Bridge appears on page 332 of William Howitt's 1865 The history of discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, London.

Coordinates: 51°35′43″N 0°48′51″E / 51.5952°N 0.8142°E / 51.5952; 0.8142