Belcher, Sir Edward
- Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, performed in Her Majesty’s Ship Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842, including details of the naval operations in China, from Dec. 1840, to Nov. 1841. London: Henry Colburn, 1843
The intention of the voyage was exploratory, to survey the Pacific coast of North and South America and the Pacific basin. “The various harbours along the coast of California and northwest to Alaska were surveyed, and a month’s journey in open boats was made up the Sacramento River from San Francisco Bay. The Hawaiian Islands, the Marquesas, the Society Islands, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, etc., were visited” (Hill). On the same voyage, the Sulphur was also engaged in the First Opium War.