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Evans

The Cruise of HMS <EM>Calliope </EM>in China, Australian and East African Waters, 1887-1890

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2012. Buch. Softcover

Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-04588-9

Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm

Gewicht: 220 g

In englischer Sprache

Produktbeschreibung

Arthur Cornwallis Evans (1860-1935) was chaplain on the steamship HMS Calliope on a three-year voyage to Asia and Australia (January 1887 to April 1890) that covered 76,814 nautical miles (88,395 miles), with more than 500 days spent at sea. He compiled this lively account of the voyage at the request of his shipmates, drawing information from several of their journals, and published it in Portsmouth in 1890 before the crew dispersed. It contains both brief factual entries about the progress of the voyage and more sustained descriptions of life on board ship and in port, including some naval culinary 'delicacies', an encounter with a robber in Hong Kong, the Russian fortifications at Vladivostok, fireworks in Sydney celebrating the centenary of New South Wales, the opening of Calliope Dock in Auckland (still in use today), visits to several Pacific islands, cricket matches and regattas, and an eclipse of the sun.

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