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  HMS Beagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Beagle (centre) from an 1841 watercolour by Owen Stanley, painted during the third voyage while surveying Australia.
HMS Beagle was a Cherokee class 10-gun brig of the Royal Navy, named after the beagle, a breed of dog.
Beagle was originally scheduled to leave on October 24, 1831 but because of delays in her preparations the departure was delayed until December.
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 The Voyage of the Beagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Voyage of the Beagle is a title commonly given to the book written by Charles Darwin published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks, which brought him considerable fame and respect.
Robert McCormick, the Beagle's surgeon, quite reasonably felt he was being supplanted, as the gentleman Darwin received all the invitations from dignitaries onshore, and was sufficiently disgruntled to leave the ship here.
At Bahia Blanca, waiting for the Beagle, he revisited Punta Alta and found bones of another megatherium, this time undisturbed in situ in a context of layers of sediments including modern shells that indicated that the climate had not changed much since their extinction, with no signs of a sudden catastrophic flood.
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 HMS Beagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
HMS Beagle was a 10 gun brig of the Royal Navy, named after the Beagle breed of dog.
In July she took part in a naval review celebrating the coronation of King George IV of the United Kingdom in which she was the first ship to sail under the new London Bridge.
Her guns were reduced from ten cannons to six and a mizzenmast was added to improve her manoeuvrability, thereby changing her from a brig to a bark (or barque).
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 HMS 'Beagle' - - Port Cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beagle made three voyages of exploration.  During the first to South America between 1826 and 1830, the captain, Commander Pringle Stokes, shot himself in a fit of depression and was replaced by Robert Fitzroy.  He was also given command for the second voyage to South America and then around the world.
HMS Beagle was not built for exploration, but was adapted from one of the Cherokee Class of 10-gun sailing ships, known in the Royal Navy as ‘coffin brigs’.  They got this nickname because out of the 107 built, 26 were lost at sea.  Beagle was built in 1820 at Woolwich Dockyard.
Beagle re-rigged as a bark for a voyage of exploration
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 Frog Guts
HMS Beagle was originally launched as one of 115 Cherokee-class 10-gun brigs built by the Royal Navy between 1807 and 1830 and used in a variety of roles including surveying and antislaver patrols.
FitzRoy commanded Beagle on her subsequent circumnavigation during which she was to complete the survey of Tierra del Fuego, the Chilean coast, and a number of Pacific islands, and to carry out chronometric observations—she carried 22 chronometers.
HMS Beagle at Sydney from an 1841 watercolour by Owen Stanley.
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 Spaceflight Now | Destination Mars | The Beagle has landed...
Beagle is a lander and holds the record for being the smallest lander ever to be sent to Mars.
The Beagle concept was conceived in 1997, by Professor Colin Pillinger, at the Open University, in Milton Keynes.
Beagle has been thoroughly sterilized prior to its departure; to prevent Earthly bugs contaminating the biology experiments and to prevent terrestrial bacteria settling on Mars.
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 The Galapagos Track of HMS Beagle
However, if the Beagle were indeed at the position indicated by today's noon latitude and longitude entries, and thus some 41 miles distant from the island, it seems unlikely that an observer would grossly understate the distance at 10 miles.
For comparison purposes, the detail view indicates the position of the Beagle based on the two noon entries of latitude and longitude, and also shows the bearing taken at 10:00 am on 15 September.
Surveys taken by H. Beagle during the first few years of its voyage were sent to England from various locations in South America, and received by the Hydrographic Office at intervals between 1832 and 1835.
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 Guardian | Evolution of radar points to HMS Beagle's resting place
Launched in 1820 at Woolwich Royal Dockyard on the Thames, the Beagle was a 90ft, 10-gun brig, one of the commonest class of warships built by the Navy.
But detailed detective work by Prescott has since revealed that for many years the Beagle was moored in mid-stream on the River Roach, where it was perfectly placed to intercept smugglers bringing in contraband along the maze of rivers, channels and creeks that criss-cross the marshes south of Burnham-on-Crouch.
The Beagle came from a class of ship that was the mainstay of the Royal Navy for many decades, although surprisingly little is known of this type of craft.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4859212-111391,00.html   (792 words)

  
 AboutDarwin.com - The Beagle's Name
Thus, the H.M.S. Beagle which Darwin sailed on was the third ship to bear that name.
As to why the name Beagle was selected for Darwin’s ship, I do not know, but it is likely that the name Beagle just happened to be the next name available on the list when the ship was completed.
H.M.S. Beagle was a 235 ton brig sloop with ten guns, designed in 1807, of the Cherokee class.
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 HMS Beagle - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In July of that year she took part in a naval review celebrating the coronation of King George IV of the United Kingdom in which she was the first ship to sail under the new London Bridge.
After that there was no immediate need for Beagle so she was kept in reserve for five years and "lay in ordinary", moored afloat but manned.
At Port Famine on the Beagle Channel he locked himself in his cabin for 14 days, then (in August 1828) shot himself and died in delirium 11 days later.
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 HMS Beagle - Wikimedia Commons
en: HMS Beagle (1820-1870), the second of a number of ships bearing this name, was a 10-gun Cherokee class brig-sloop, launched in 1820, converted to a survey ship in 1825, a customs watchvessel in 1846, and sold in 1870.
In the second voyage of Beagle (1831-1836), the eminent English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) took part.
HMS Beagle at Tierra del Fuego (painted by Conrad Martens).
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 Navy News - Ships of the Royal Navy - HMS Beagle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Coastal survey vessel HMS Beagle (H319) was built by Brooke Marine at Lowestoft, and launched on September 7, 1967.
When she first commissioned, in 1968, charting was a labour-intensive operation, but Beagle's integrated navigation and survey system, combining input from precision ranging radar and sonars, means she can process charts in real time as she gathers data.
HMS Beagle is due back in Devonport on January 18, when she will fly her paying-off pennant after almost 33 years of surveying work and other tasks around the globe.
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 BBC - Radio 4 - Today Programme Science Report
The whereabouts of HMS Beagle, the ship Darwin sailed around the world in formulating his theory of evolution, has been unknown since 1870 when it was sold to ship-breakers in Essex.
It's likely HMS Beagle was broken up for wood and parts when it reached the end of its usefulness as a seafaring vessel.
A British led effort, the Beagle 2 team are attempting to land their Beagle on Mars, as part of the European Space Agency's Mars Express Mission launched in June this year.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/today/reports/science/beagle_20030806.shtml   (548 words)

  
 CNN.com - Remains of Darwin's ship may lie under Essex mud - Feb. 16, 2004
It was in the Beagle that Darwin travelled the globe for five years from 1831 carrying out survey work and gradually piecing together his observations of species that would some 20 years later result in his epochal book, the Origin of Species.
After the voyage, the Beagle -- one of a type of ship that was the workhorse of the Royal Navy -- was attached to Customs and Excise and was used to catch smugglers along the Essex coast.
Prescott's detective work found that for many years the Beagle was moored mid-stream on the River Roach and was home to successive families of coastguards.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/science/02/16/science.beagle.reut   (508 words)

  
 HMS Beagle and Beagle 2 at the National Maritime Museum. - London City Guide news
HMS Beagle and Beagle 2 compares the voyages of HMS Beagle, which carried out Charles Darwin's surveys between 1826 and 1843, and the forthcoming space probe, Beagle 2, the British-led mission to explore Mars.
Beagle 2 Lead Scientist, Professor Colin Pillinger, said: 'We named the Mars lander in honour of HMS Beagle and we are delighted to be able to work with the National Maritime Museum to show how the challenges faced nearly two hundred years ago are not so different now as we attempt to extend our horizons.'
Beagle 2 will be launched to the Red Planet in May 2003, is scheduled to land around Christmas time and analyse samples in an effort to discover signs of life (past and present) as part of the European Space Agency Mars Express mission.
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 News in Science - Darwin's Beagle may lie in the mud - 17/02/2004
Marine archaeologists may have solved one of the world's most enduring maritime mysteries, the final resting place of HMS Beagle in which Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution.
It was in the Beagle that Darwin travelled the globe for five years from 1831 carrying out survey work and gradually piecing together his observations of species that would some 20 years later result in his book The Origin of Species.
After the voyage, the Beagle was attached to Customs and Excise and was used to catch smugglers along the Essex coast.
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 Ship Modelers Association - Famous Ships
HMS BEAGLE was originally launched as one of 115 CHEROKEE-class 10-gun brigs built by the Royal Navy between 1807 and 1830.
While HMS BEAGLE was conducting hydrographic surveys of the Brazilian coast Darwin was occupied in researching the rain forests of the area.
HMS BEAGLE ended her days by becoming a Preventive Service stationary BEAGLE WATCH VESSEL (renamed W.V.7 in 1863) that was moored at Pagelsham Pool on the coast of Essex.
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 The Voyage Of The Beagle
When the Beagle was at Cape Town, I made an excursion of some days' length into the country, which at least was sufficient to render that which I had read more fully intelligible.
But as soon as the bird is seen flying, its whole appearance changes; the long pointed wings, so different from those in the gallinaceous order, the irregular manner of flight, and plaintive cry uttered at the moment of rising, recall the idea of a snipe.
During my stay at Bahia Blanca, while waiting for the Beagle, the place was in a constant state of excitement, from rumours of wars and victories, between the troops of Rosas and the wild Indians.
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 The Beagle Voyages : National Maritime Museum : Past exhibitions : What's on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This exhibition compared the voyages of HMS Beagle, which carried out surveys and scientific exploration between 1826 and 1843, and the lander Beagle 2, a British led mission to explore Mars for signs of life.
The voyages of HMS Beagle are notable for two reasons.
HMS Beagle was an unremarkable 10-gun brig launched in 1820 and was specially commissioned for the Navy's new surveying programme.
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 HMS Beagle MV20 by Mamoli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Used at first as coasting vessel, it was subsequently equipped for scientific observation which led it across the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans to the most distant lands.
27th December 1831: Beagle sailed from Plymouth, England for a long exploration voyage with one of the most famous scientist on board, Charles Darwin who, through various experiences and acute observations gathered during the voyage elaborated his famous theory of evolution.
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 Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The primary mission of the Beagle was to map the coastline of southern South America and take oceanographic measurements (currents, bathymetry, etc) as well.
The Beagle anchored late at night in the bay of Valparaiso, the chief seaport of Chile.
Note on HMS Beagle figure: The illustration above is a detail from a watercolor of H.M.S. Beagle in the Murray Narrows, a passage in the straits around Tierra del Fuego.
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 Charles Darwin's travels on the Beagle
The voyage of the HMS Beagle forever changed the inner workings of the scientific world.
Through Darwin’s collections, publications, and written observations during his journey aboard the HMS Beagle human thinking was impacted in a way that few scientific discoveries ever have achieved.
The primary mission of the Beagle was to map the coastline of southern South America and to take oceanographic measurement throughout their travels.
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 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Darwin's Beagle ship 'found'
Sophisticated radar technology was used to detect signs of wood and metal that may belong to the bottom of HMS Beagle, on which Darwin gathered the natural specimens he used to develop his theory of evolution.
Professor Pillinger told BBC News Online that the "mole" used on Beagle 2, a device developed to burrow beneath the Martian soil, could be fitted with a camera to explore beneath the mud where HMS Beagle may now lie.
The correspondence between the coastguard controller-general and his officers pointed to a particular spot on the shore where it was deemed HMS Beagle should be berthed.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/3490564.stm   (652 words)

  
 HMS Beagle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first of the class, HMS Achates, was launched in 1808 and she showed that the class was useful in both peace and war.
Before her second voyage her deck was raised by 18 inches and her rig was converted from brig to barque by the addition of a mizzen mast.
The Beagle was retired from seagoing service after her return from her third voyage.
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 Have experts found Darwin's famous ship? - Science - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This engraving depicts the HMS Beagle's equator-crossing ceremony on Oct. 11, 1832, on the voyage that naturalist Charles Darwin made.
After the voyage, the Beagle was converted to coast guard duty and eventually was lost in the mists of time.
It was in the Beagle that Darwin traveled the globe for five years, starting in 1831, carrying out survey work and gradually piecing together his observations of species.
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