Beagle Expedition (1831-1836)

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The second voyage of HMS Beagle took place December 27, 1831 through October 2, 1836. This survey expedition was under the command of Captain Robert FitzRoy. FitzRoy brought on young geologist, Charles Darwin. This is the voyage where Darwin made a name for himself with his geological research. The main purpose of the expedition was to conduct a hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America. It was a continuation and correction of the work of previous surveys, in order to produce accurate nautical charts showing navigational and sea depth information for the navy and for commerce. The crew also collected fossils.
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associatedWith Beagle (Ship) corporateBody
hasMember Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857. person
hasMember Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. person
hasMember Earle, Augustus person
associatedWith Fitzmaurice, Louis Roper. person
hasMember Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865 person
associatedWith Howlett, Dorothy. person
McCormick, R. M. (Robert M.), 1800-1890 person
associatedWith Samson, Horace. person
hasMember Sulivan, Bartholomew James, 1810-1890 person
hasMember Wickham, John Clements, 1798-1864. person
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Hydrographic surveying

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Active 1831-12-27

Active 1836-10-02



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