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, October 16, 1844 - April 21, 184, 1618. October 16, 1844 - April 21, 1845. Manuscript journal, 50 pages, 4to., 8" x 12.5", various places, October 16, 1844 through April 21, 1845, bound with string in loose covers and titled in manuscript "Log of the Proceedings of / HMS 'Agincourt' - H.W. Bruce Esqr / Captain / Bearing the Flag of / Rear Adml Sir Th Cochrane RN / From the 16th October 1844 to the / 8th March 1845 Rept by / Elphinstone D.D. Aplin . Mate". Cover a bit tattered, internally in fine condition.The Agincourt was a warship of the British Navy captained by Henry William Bruce that bore the flag of Rear Admiral Thomas John Cochrane. The entries detail the ship's travels to Asia to Chusan (China) to Hong Kong and then to Singapore, as well as the ship's bearings, speed, wind direction and distance traveled, seeing other ships. Entries describe ship life ("washed blankets…"), with details of drills, religious services, leisure time and recreational activities, as well as descriptions of various mishaps and examples of insubordination by crew members, e.g. "Punished Ed Bhilsly with 48 lashes for insolence" (March 13, 1845), "Punished Jno Elliott with 36 lashes for Insubordination" (March 20, 1845).The journalist, Elphinstone D'Oyly D'Auvergne Aplin (1821-1882) joined the Royal Navy in 1838. He was promoted to Lieutenant in the Royal Navy on April 2, 1845 while making the final entries in this log. Aplin was appointed Acting Lieutenant on HMS Agincourt on November 13, 1846. He rose to Commander on August 12, 1853. From 1855-1859, Aplin commanded the sl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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