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Logbook of H.M.S. Pegasus

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Reel ID
C-4848
Document Record
Title Logbook of H.M.S. Pegasus
Identifier lac_mikan_100814
MG 23-J7
R5434-0-0-E
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Document source Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Language eng
Description HMS Pegasus was a 28-gun frigate in the British Royal Navy that was launched in 1779. Pegasus had a relatively uneventful career and is perhaps best known for the fact that her captain from 1786 to 1789 was Prince William Henry (1765-1837), the future King William IV. From 1786 to 1788, Pegasus, under Prince William Henry, was largely assigned to patrol the east coast of Canada and Newfoundland as well as the West Indies. By 1811, Pegasus was a receiving ship at Chatham. The ship was sold in 1816.
This collection consists of the logbook of the H.M.S. Pegasus which was kept during a cruise from Plymouth, England, to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, dated March to November 1786. It is illustrated by 61 watercolour and pen-and-ink views and maps of the coasts and harbours visited. The logbook was illustrated by J.S. Meres.
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