Cook's voyage 1768-71 [manuscript] : copies of correspondence, etc. 1768-1771.
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HMS Cleopatra operated out of Halifax during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, sailing as far south as the West Indies. Sir Robert Laurie became captain in August 1804 and in 1805 became renowned for his action against the superior French ship Ville de Milan. From the description of By the commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ... (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778951118 In 1764...
James Cook (b. November 7, 1728, Marton, Great Britan-d. February 14, 1779, Hawaii) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. He became an apprentice to some shipowners in Whitby. In 1759 he became master of his own ship, the Northumberland. The following winter, while laid up in Halifax, he studied mathematics and attained a sound knowledge of astronomical navigation. Cook went on to become an eminent circumnavigator. He made many geographical discoveries, ...