The Hydrographer, Science and International Relations: Captain Parry’s Contribution to the Cruise of H.M.S. Chanticleer 1828-9

By A.J. Webb, published February 2010


Captain Parry made significant, yet often unrecognized, contributions to the scientific cruise of HMS Chanticleer. His supply of material and knowledge in hydrography was important to the voyage which would provide the data needed for the Hydrographic Office to use a more accurate geographical framework. As well as further developing the link between the Royal Society and the Hydrographic Office, Parry helped open the door for Franco-British collaboration and co-operation in hydrographic matters, including the exchange of charts and publications with France.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Science & Exploration

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