Admiralty: Captains' Logs
These logs were maintained by the captain of each ship in commission, and kept in manuscript form on a continuous daily basis. They cover details of the employment and position of the ship and ship's company, details of weather encountered, and provide a full picture of the daily routine of a naval vessel under sail. Some occasionally provide a list of the crew.
Also includes a small number of lieutenants' logs.
PLEASE NOTE: digitised logbooks are available on the British Atmospheric Data Centre's website.
The series is arranged alphabetically, and in chronological order under each ship.
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