Author Results for Rear Admiral R.O.Morris, Hydrographer of the Navy

The Society Annual Lecture 1986: Surveying Ships of the Royal Navy from Cook to the Computer Age

By Rear Admiral R.O.Morris, Hydrographer of the Navy

The lecture began with an explanation of the reasons for the necessary limitations put on the material covered. Only ships actually engaged in hydrographic surveying were included, and the period began with Charles II’s appointment of Captain Grenville Collins, who was charged with surveying the coasts and waters of the Kingdom. Edmund Halley’s voyages resulted […] Read More

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