Tuesday, May 11, 2010

HMS Beagle was launched 190 years ago today, May 11, 1820. Curious tale of suicide, kidnapping, and pedophilia that lead to Charles Darwin sailing on the second of three Beagle voyages (1826, 1831, 1837), all were surveying and hydrographic voyages.


And for the back-story on Darwin, the Beagle, and Captain Robert Fitzroy, see:

Ship model photo from:

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