HMS Beagle wis a Cherokee-cless 10-gun brig-sloop o the Royal Navy, ane o mair nor 100 ships o this cless. The vessel, constructed at a cost o £7,803, wis launched on 11 Mey 1820 frae the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames. On the seicont survey voyage the young naituralist Charles Darwin wis on buird, an his wirk made Beagle ane o the maist famous ships in history.
|Ordered:||16 Februar 1817|
|Laid doun:||Juin 1818|
|Launched:||11 Mey 1820|
|Decommissioned:||1845, transferred tae Coastguard|
|Fate:||Sauld an broken up 1870|
|Cless an teep:||Cherokee-cless brig-sloop|
|Tons burthen:||235 bm; 242 for seicont voyage|
|Lenth:||90.3 ft (27.5 m)|
|Beam:||24.5 ft (7.5 m)|
|Draucht:||12.5 ft (3.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Brig (barque frae 1825)|
|Complement:||120 as a ship-o-war, 65 plus 9 supernumeraries on seicont voyage|
|Airmament:||10 guns, reduced tae 6 guns for first survey voyage, changed to 7 guns during seicont survey voyage|
- FitzRoy 1839, pp. 17–18.
- HMS Beagle - Port Cities, London, Royal Museum Greenwich, retrieved 3 February 2013, the story about sailing full-rigged under London Bridge appears on page 332 of William Howitt's 1865 The history of discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, London.