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China Sea

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, 1851 September – 1853 January

 Item — Vol. 1: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, labelled: “E.A. Porcher. Notes on Ports Visited in H.M.S. CLEOPATRA, September 1851 – circa 1853”. Includes the following small pen and ink drawings: “purchase for hauling vessels up at Jardine’s slip” (page 7), chart (18), map of Labuan (20), diagram (25), 2 sketches (26), sketch of a lighthouse (45) and a map of Amoy (55).Porcher provides general descriptions of the ports visited by the Cleopatra, including hydrographical information, natural resources, natural...
Dates: 1851 September – 1853 January

Navigational Logbook, 1849 May – 1853 September

 Item — Vol. 2, no. 1: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Logbook recording daily positions during the HMS Cleopatra’s tour of duty. It commences with an account of the weight of various articles on board and the dimensions of the HMS Cleopatra, 26 Guns. The vessel departed Plymouth on May 13, 1849. It anchored at Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, and Labuan before arriving at Hong Kong October 15, 1849. The vessel sailed to Bombay, Malacca, Penang and Madras in 1850 and made repeat trips to Singapore and the South China Seas. The Cleopatra made its return...
Dates: 1849 May – 1853 September