Note: Distillation of Water at Sea

By J.E. Roberts, published November 1978


A request for information about the distilling apparatus used aboard the Discovery during the North West Coast of America Voyage and of the inventor, Lieut. Orsbridge. In 1765 he was award 100 pounds for “his machines” but details of the invention are lacking. An overview of Navy Board sources is noted.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Health at Sea | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

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