When on board H.M.S. Beagle
The gun ship of the Royal Navy took three expeditions. Charles Darwin was on the second voyage, which set sail December 18, 1831. Darwin managed to get on the trip as a result of optimistic Captain Fitzroy wanting a friend to travel with. Darwin wanted to see the Tropics, so through some weird inquiries they became friends and ventured together.
Darwin’s works as a writer and scientist would make the Beagle one of the most famous ships in history.
Painting by Ron Scobie of HMS Beagle
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