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By The National Archives

for hundreds of years, ships' commanders saved journals that recorded their missions. those integrated voyages of discovery to unknown lands, engagements in warfare and sea and basic alternate. lots of their logs, diaries and letters have been lodged on the nationwide data and provides a brilliant photo of the events that they encountered.

Entries variety from Captain James Cook's notes of his discovery of the South Pacific and Australia, to logs of the good naval battles, resembling Waterloo and Trafalgar. From the ships that tried to prevent piracy within the Caribbean, to the surgeons who recorded the future health of the lads they tended and naturalists who famous the unique crops and animals they encountered, comes a desirable photo of lifestyles at sea, richly illustrated with maps, drawings and facsimile records came upon along the logs within the archives.

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By The National Archives

for hundreds of years, ships' commanders saved journals that recorded their missions. those integrated voyages of discovery to unknown lands, engagements in warfare and sea and basic alternate. lots of their logs, diaries and letters have been lodged on the nationwide data and provides a brilliant photo of the events that they encountered.

Entries variety from Captain James Cook's notes of his discovery of the South Pacific and Australia, to logs of the good naval battles, resembling Waterloo and Trafalgar. From the ships that tried to prevent piracy within the Caribbean, to the surgeons who recorded the future health of the lads they tended and naturalists who famous the unique crops and animals they encountered, comes a desirable photo of lifestyles at sea, richly illustrated with maps, drawings and facsimile records came upon along the logs within the archives.

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