Note: An Offshore Hydrographic Survey by the Royal Navy in 1798

By M. K. Barritt, published November 2017

Abstract

In 1798 St Vincent ordered an urgent examination of an alternative anchorage for the Mediterranean fleet south of Cape Spartel.  This account describes the methods used to carry out the survey and its shortfalls.

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Filed under: French Revolution | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

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