- AU PMB MS 773
- 1838 - 1853
Please refer to the full entry in PMB 200
For indexes see American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1978 and Where the Whalers Went, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1984. Information is provided in the following format: Name of ship (in upper case); Date of voyage; Area or places visited. PLEASE NOTE: PMB 768 to 783 - the names of the captains or logkeepers were not readily available for inclusion in these entries. Some of the names may be located in the indexes mentioned above.
PEACOCK USS; 1838-41; Pacific. PORPOISE USS; 1838-42; Pacific. OREGON USS; 1838-42; Pacific. ST GEORGE; 1850-53; Pacific. RELIEF; ?; ?; VINCENNES; 1838-42; Pacific PEACOCK (see above) VINCENNES; 1838-42; Pacific
Of special interest on this reel (PEACOCK, PORPOISE, OREGON; 1838-42) Journal of Giles Holmes, assistant surgeon of US Exploring Expedition, who served on all three ships. Detailed descriptions of islands visited, customs of islanders, etc. water depths and temperatures; (PEACOCK, VINCENNES; 1838-42) Journal of George Emmons. Long description of fatal episode at Malolo, Fiji; newspaper clippings, abstracts of voyage, material re courts martial; (VINCENNES; 1838-42) Detailed descriptions of landfalls and encounters with islanders; good description of Antarctic voyage.
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