Ship's Log--Heygate, H.B.
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LOG OF PROCEEDINGS ON HM SHIPS TYNE, NELSON, OPAL, ORLANDO, CALLIOPE, DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND VOLAGE
chiefly recording service on the Australia Station, on HMS Tyne, 15 February to 1 May 1887, sailing from Portsmouth via the Suez Canal and Ceylon and arriving in Sydney on 28 April, following a collision with HMS Myrmidon on 25 April; transferring to HMS Nelson, 1 May 1887 to 10 September 1888, patrolling the coasts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, also to Kangaroo Island, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Fijian Islands, New Zealand (Auckland); transferring at Cooktown in Northern Queensland to HMS Opal, 11 September 1888 to 27 April 1889, cruising the eastern seaboard of Australia, New Caledonia, and the New Hebrides, where the ship engaged in a series of punitive attacks on Pentecost Island ("fired shell & machine guns into native villages round Pocky Pt. to punish natives for murdering Mr Walker & boat's crew", 24 November 1888), Ambrym Island and nearby Paama island, in response to the recent murders of four Europeans, then patrolling the coast of New Zealand (including a watercolour sketch of Milford Sound) before returning to Sydney; transferring to HMS Orlando, 27 April to 12 September 1889, cruising from Sydney to Adelaide, Norfolk Island, Auckland, Tonga and back to Sydney; transferring to HMS Calliope, 12 September 1889 to 11 April 1890, homeward bound through the Torres Strait and to Singapore, across the Indian Ocean, cruising down the coast of Africa to Zanzibar, then back through the Suez Canal, reaching Portsmouth 8 April 1890; transferring to HMS Duke of Wellington 13 April to 23 May 1890; then to HMS Volage 23 May 1890 to 14 May 1891, cruising in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean; logbook for each ship with pictorial title page, with 2 photographs of HMS Nelson, c.52 track charts of ships' routes, c.22 detailed charts of harbours with soundings, c.11 watercolour and pen and ink views, and c.16 ship-board technical drawings and plans; 241 leaves, folio, 1887-91, bound in brown morocco lettered in gilt, weak at hinges
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