H.M. Sloop Investigator

By N. T. Geeson and R. T. Sexton, published August 1970


Describes the career of the Investigator, best known for carrying Matthew Flinders on his 1802 circumnavigation of Australia, discussing its construction as the collier Xenophon, and later career after returning to Great Britain in poor condition in 1805, being paid off in 1810, and its subsequent career in commercial service until broken up in 1872. Particular attention is paid to the design and equipment considerations fitting her out for Flinders’ voyage.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

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