Archival Item

A.B. Hughes journal of the proceedings of HMS Champion [graphic materials, textual records] / A.B. Hughes

Item number
2005.0013.0001
Date
1891-1893
Physical Description
1 logbook : ill. (some col.) ; 32.5 cm x 20.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Scope & Content
Item is a ship's log kept by A.B. Hughes, midshipman on board the HMS Champion. A watercolour of the ship faces the title page, others included with hand drawn charts and amps, each has the initials of the instructor and captain. Considerable detail is given about daily life on board, including target practice and a long description about Pitcairn Island. The Champion covered the Pacific Squadron from Vancouver Island, through Hawaii, the Cook Islands and western coast South America. Considerable time was spent in the Hawaiian islands and a chart of Honolulu harbour is finely drawn.
Languages
English
Related vessels
HMS Champion
LC Subject Headings
Logbooks