Abstract of a cruise in the frigate United States under the command of Commandore Thos ap Catesby Jones, James Armstrong esq. Captain in the South Pacific : comprising latitude and longitude, ports called at, ships spoken and deaths during the cruise
- 1842 - 1844
The manuscript contains information from the ship's log and descriptions from several of the ports of call (Funchal, Island of Madeira; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Valparaiso, Chili; Lima, Peru; Coquimbo, Chili; Monterey, California; Mazatlan, Mexico; the Hawaiian Islands; Nuka Hiva; and, Tahiti). The manuscript was written by two unknown individuals as there are two distinct sets of handwriting in the document.
- United States. Frigate (Organization)
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The U.S.S. United States was one of the first frigates authorized by the United States Congress in 1794. After being repaired in 1842, it left the Hampton Roads, Virginia bound for duty in Pacific via Cape Horn as the flagship of the Pacific Squadron. Herman Melville enlisted as a seaman in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1843. The ship returned to Boston, Massachusetts in 1844 and was placed out of commission for repairs. The frigate later saw service as part of the Mediterranean Squadron and was ultimately dismantled by the Navy in 1865.
1 Linear Feet (1 container) : 1 v.; 12 leaves ; 32 cm.
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Purchased from Whitten Antique Shop (1960).
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- Abstract of a Cruise in the Frigate United States under the Command of Commandore Thos ap Catesby Jones, James Armstrong esq. Captain in the South Pacific : Comprising Latitude and Longitude, Ports Called at, Ships Spoken and Deaths during the Cruise
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