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|Manuscript Name||Records of the HMS Pegasus|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 267|
|Last Updated||June 2022|
|Extent||5 cm (1 box)|
|Location||Special Collections, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||Logbook of the HMS Pegasus, 1786-1788.|
Official logbook of the HMS Pegasus while on service in Canada and the West Indies from 21 March 1786 to 12 March 1788.
This volume is of historical significance as the ship was partly captained by Prince William Henry (1765-1837), the future William IV (known as the 'sailor king'), and records a sighting at sea of the young Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The early entries describe the Prince assuming command of the ship due to his royal status.
Records of the HMS Pegasus, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MSS 267, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The Academy Library holds the following ships' journals and logs in Special Collections:
John L. Allen at MS 144
G. K. Dickson at MS 222
Clement Richardson at MS 264
HCS Northumberland at MS 266
H. D. Wilkin at MS 271
Wiliam IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837
Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805
Great Britain. Royal Navy--Sea life--History