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Logbook of HMS Cygnet

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MS. 17086
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Manuscript logbook of HMS Cygnet detailing repeated engagements with slave traders off the West African coast from 16 November 1845 to 22 March 1847 as part of the Royal Navy's efforts to combat the Atlantic slave trade. From April 1844 to February 1846 the commander was Henry Layton followed by Frederick Wilmot Horton until April 1846, Frederick Byng Montresor until February 1847 and Philip Hodge Somerville until April 1847.

An undated magazine article about the Royal Navy's role off the African coast from 1807 to 1867 is tipped onto the first blank page of the logbook.

Dates

  • 1845-1847

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 17086].
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Shelfmark:

MS. 17086

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17086

Abstract

Logbook of HMS Cygnet.

Biographical / Historical

HMS Cygnet was an eight-gun wooden brig, launched in 1840, which became part of the Royal Navy's force off the West African coast. It was transferred to the coastguard in 1863 and renamed WV.30 and was broked up in 1877.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Modern First Editions in 2019.
Title
Catalogue of the Logbook of HMS Cygnet
Status
Published
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom