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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the H.M.S. Princess Royal (ship) Logbook, 1864-1866



Collection Summary

Creator: LeStrange, Charles, R.N.
Title: H.M.S. Princess Royal (ship) Logbook,
Dates: 1864-1866
Abstract: Logbook of the British warship H.M.S. Princess Royal kept by Charles LeStrange, R.N. [Royal Navy] of a voyage (1864-1866) from Plymouth to Shanghai and Yokohama, by way of Madeira, Sierra Leone, Cape of Good Hope, Trincomalie, Singapore, and Bangkok.
Identification: MS 232
Quantity: 1 bound volume
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Charles LeStrange of the British Royal Navy (of unknown rank but likely an officer, perhaps the navigator) kept the daily logbook for the British warship H.M.S. Princess Royal while on a peacetime cruise (1864-1866) from Plymouth to Shanghai and Yokohama. He recorded the ship’s position on tracking charts fastened into the book, and was perhaps the creator of a number of drawings in the book illustrating topographical features and fortifications along various coastlines passed. His penmanship and evident skill indicate a person of some education and naval experience but further details about his life are unknown.

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Scope and Contents

The logbook kept by Charles LeStrange, R. N., of H.M.S. Princess Royal, a warship of the British Royal Navy, records activities of the vessel from March 11, 1864, to December 9, 1866, while enroute from Plymouth to Shanghai and Yokohama. Entries include daily notations of the ship’s position, ships passed, wind, weather, bearing and distance, and shipboard activities such as daily crew chores, announcement of punishments, drills conducted, vessels passed, crew illness and deaths at sea, and other happenings onboard and in port during their numerous stops.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to photocopy or publish material from the Logbook must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
H.M.S. Princess Royal (1864-66)
LeStrange, Charles, R.N. [Royal Navy]
Places
Britain -- Navy.
Britain -- History.
Formats
Bound logbook.

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Related Material

See also other collections on British and U.S. Naval History in the Woodson Research Center

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

H.M.S. Princess Royal (ship) Logbook, 1864-1866, MS 232, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from dealer in May 1963.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
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1 Bound logbook, dates March 11, 1864-December 9, 1866.

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