Diary kept by Charles Pettman on HMS SHEARWATER, 1908-1909.

Diary kept by Charles Pettman during a voyage to the west coast of America on HMS SHEARWATER in 1908-1909. The diary covers the usual routine of the ship as well as evening entertainment such as concerts. On Thursday 25 March Pettman mentions seeing two people who deserted the last time they were at San Diego, and that one of the deserters wanted to rejoin. The back of the diary logs the ports they stopped at, the distance travelled and the coal taken during the 71 days at sea.

Object Details

ID: JOD/342
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1908-1909
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 1 folder
Parts: Journals and Diaries (Manuscript)

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