Plan of the Beagle

(Charles Darwin's Ship)


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Plan of the Beagle. HMS Beagle was one of the British Royal Navy's Cherokee class brig-sloops, which were normally 10-gun vessels. However, she carried only six guns on a survey voyage. She was first launched from the Woolwich Dockyard, which lies on the Thames, on 11 May 1820. Her cost of construction was £7,803. Initially the Beagle was unneeded and lay for quite sometime moored without masts or rigging. She was then rigged as a survey barque and subsequently sailed in three separate expeditions, the second, around the world with Charles Darwin on board. The ship's plan is shown in some detail below.

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