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    Re: Help finding log books
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2015 Oct 5, 15:43 -0700

    There are some classic ones on-line, the log of the Bounty for example and William Bligh’s notebook.  Whilst some might argue that the narrative, written by the captain, is bound to be worded to show him in a good light, the navigational information is spot on.  Try Googling ‘Fateful Voyage’ http://www.fatefulvoyage.com/logbook/logbookHome.html .   They also explain a few things like the navigational day starting at noon in 1787 and what the various columns were for.  However, the only way I could get it onto a flash drive was to copy and paste it into Word, and then save and transfer it.  Cleverer people than me might know how to transfer it directly.  I believe there are many ancient logs of famous British vessels in the library of the Greenwich Maritime Museum, London and others in the UK National Archives, which might be searchable via Google.  I was told some years ago that the logs of many small ships in WW2, Flower Class Corvettes like HMS Petunia for example, which I was looking for, were destroyed soon after WW2.  Also many Naval and Merchant Navy logs went down with the ship. DaveP

       
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