Journal kept by Nicholas Pocock on the BETSEY, 1770.

Logbook kept by Nicholas Pocock on the BETSEY during a voyage from Bristol to Cork, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Minorca, Leghorn and London, between 28 February and 8 October 1770. Illustrated. Also available on microfilm (SMF/83).

The known illustrated Pocock logbooks, in the NMM collection and elsewhere, are as follows:

1. For a voyage/ voyages in the ship 'Lloyd' from Bristol to Charleston, South Carolina (overall dates 21 June–4 Nov. 1767): NMM LOG/M/72
2. For two round voyages in the 'Lloyd' from Bristol to Charleston, South Carolina (24 Oct. 1768–29 Feb. 1769 and 23 May–6 Oct. 1769): NMM LOG/M/54
3. For two round voyages in the 'Lloyd' from Bristol to Charleston, South Carolina (overall dates 4 Jan.–5 Oct. 1768): NMM LOG/M/28
4. For a round voyage in the 'Betsey' from Bristol to Cork, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Minorca, Leghorn and return to London (28 Feb.–8 Oct. 1770): NMM LOG/M/3
5. For two round voyages in the 'Lloyd' from London and Bristol to Dominica, W.I., 1771-72: London to Dominica, 7 Jan -16 Feb 1771 and return 25 July -10 Oct; Bristol to Dominica 21 Jan - 2 Mar 1772 and return to London, 19 June -1 Aug. Bristol Record Office, ref. 38032
6. For three round voyages in the snow 'Minerva' to Dominica (overall dates 16 Nov. 1772–11 Feb. 1776) including calls at Cork, Madeira and Dominica: Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA, Log 30
7. For a voyage in the 'Minerva' from Bristol to Dominica (Woodbridge Bay), W.I., from 24 April 1776 to 19 June 1776: Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA, Log 31. This appears to be a one-way record only with intermediate stops at Nevis, Antigua, and St Croix (then Danish) in the Virgin Isles. Apart from lacking a return voyage - which Pocock certainly made but did not enter in this volume (of about 45 leaves in all when it was catalogued as lot 43 in a Hodgson's sale in London on 8 June 1913) - it is no longer complete in the part that he did do. It appears to have lost one or more sections/ pages within its date span by the time it was acquired by MMNN at some point between 1913 and 1938. Its description when sold in 1913 is reproduced by David Cordingly, 'Nicholas Pocock, 1740-1821' (1986), p. 32.

Object Details

ID: LOG/M/3
Type: manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Pocock, Nicholas
Date made: 1770-01-01 - ?; 1770?
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Parts: Merchant Shipping: Logs (manuscript)
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