- MS 466/12/1-2;MJ Journals, 14 August 1838 to 23 March 1840 [On board Porpoise and Relief] microfilm
Hartstene, United States Exploring Expedition
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- Dates of Creation14 August 1838 to 23 March 1842
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- Physical DescriptionJournal The journal is on microfilm.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Senior commander Charles Wilkes) undertook a major exploration of the southern oceans including the Polar Regions. The expedition consisted of six ships, Vincennes, Peacock, Porpoise, Sea Gull, Flying Fish and Relief. Upon reaching Tierra del Fuego the squadron divided. Porpoise and Sea Gull sailed to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsular. Peacock and Flying Fish sailed southwest towards the area explored by James Cook's British Naval Expedition, 1772-1775. Relief was sent home when it became clear she was unfit for the rough seas of the southern oceans. Hartstene sailed home on her.
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