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The second-largest of the world's oceans with location of the rich trade routes between Europe and the emerging power of the USA




The Glorious 1St of June

Jun 01, 1794

William Parker takes part in the Glorious 1st of June.

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Location: Atlantic



Dundas Captures Two Privateers

Sep 1812

Captain James Dundas is given command of HMS Pyramus and captures two privateers

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Cornwallis Engages Uss Hornet

Apr 27, 1815

HMS Cornwallis engages USS Hornet. The Hornet had thought that Cornwallis was a merchant ship, she soon learned her mistake and was forced to withdraw

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Location: Atlantic



Edward Kendall is Shipwrecked

1819

Edward Kendall is injuried when the ship that he was serving on, HMS Erne, is wreaked on the Isle of Sal at Cape Verde

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Owen Glendower Visits Saint Helena

Oct 01, 1820

HMS Owen Glendower visits Saint Helena to report on the condition of Emperor Napoleon. On board was Pringle stokes as a Lieutenant and Robert FitzRoy as a Volunteer.

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Location: Atlantic



Pringle Stokes Becomes Captain

Sep 04, 1823

Pringle Stokes temporarily takes over HMS Owen Glendower on the death of her Captain, Sir Robert Mends. After a permanent captain is then appointed to her he returns to Britain

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Beagle Reaches Tenerife

Jan 06, 1832

HMS Beagle reaches Tenerife in the Canary Islands on its second voyage of exploration, but they could not be allowed to land because of a cholera outbreak in England.

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Location: Atlantic



Darwin Uses a Plankton

Jan 10, 1832

Darwin tries out a plankton net off HMS Beagle and noted the great variety of animals so far from land.

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Beagle Lands At Praia

Jan 16, 1832

HMS Beagle lands at Praia, a volcanic island in the Cape Verde Islands where Darwin begins his research. He and McCormick collected numerous sea animals, and vivid tropical corals in tidal pools. Darwin also investigated the geology of Quail Island where FitzRoy had set up the tents of the surveying party. While on the Cape Verde Islands he found that a white band high in the volcanic rock cliffs included seashells

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Beagle Arrives At St. Paul's Rocks

Feb 16, 1832

FitzRoy landed a small party including himself and Darwin on St. Paul's rocks, finding the seabirds so tame that they could be killed easily, while an exasperated McCormick was left circling the islets in a second small boat.

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Beagle Crosses the Line

Feb 17, 1832

HMS Beagle crossed the equator with the traditional line-crossing ceremony.

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Beagle Reaches Ascension Island

Jul 19, 1836

HMS Beagle reaches Ascension Island. The island was little more than a volcanic rock at this time, but that was perfect for Darwin as a geologist.

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Hyacith Captures a Slaver

Aug 12, 1844

HMS Hyacith's gig captures a a slaver equipped to hold 1000 slaves and take it as a prize

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HMS Hyacinth Captures a Pirate Ship

Nov 23, 1844

HMS Hyacinth detained a suspicious looking craft and discovered several captured British guns on board as well as several British prisoners. The ships and its crew was sent to trial, but there was not enough evidence of wrong doing so they had to be set free.

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Location: Atlantic



Letter From Ascension

Dec 02, 1844

Commander young sends a letter from Ascension Island

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Morrell is Given HMS Tortoise

Dec 06, 1844

Commander Morrell takes command of HMS Tortoise a stores ship located at Ascension Island in the South Atlantic

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Location: Atlantic



Prettyjohns is Flogged

Jun 28, 1845

John Prettyjohns is flogged for an unknown misdeameanour

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Location: Atlantic



Charles Elliot Goes to Bermuda

1846

Charles Elliot becomes the Governor of Bermuda

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Location: Atlantic



Morrell is Given HMS Hydra

Nov 1846

Command of HMS Hydra is transferred from Commander Young to Commander Commander Arthur Fleming Morrell on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic

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Young is Made Captain

Nov 09, 1846

Commander Young is promoted to Captain while in the South Atlantic

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Flying Fish Goes to St Helena

Sep 16, 1847

HMS Flying Fish arrives in St Helena from Java

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Mark Scholefield Dies

Feb 15, 1858

Mark Scholefield dies on board HMS Acorn

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Location: Atlantic



PS Great Eastern Completes Maiden Voyage

Jun 1860

The Great eastern finally manages to complete its maiden voyage across the Atlantic over two years since her launch date

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Location: Atlantic



Charles Elliot Goes to Saint Helena

1863

Charles Elliot becomes the Governor of Saint Helena

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Location: Atlantic



Shenandoah Captures Alina

Oct 30, 1864

CSS Shenandoah captures the bark Alina off the Azores

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Location: Atlantic



Shenandoah Captures Charter Oak

Nov 06, 1864

CSS Shenandoah captures the schooner Charter Oak off Boston

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Shenandoah Captures D. Godfrey

Nov 08, 1864

CSS Shenandoah captures the bark D. Godfrey near the Cape Verde Islands

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Location: Atlantic



Shenandoah Captures Susan

Nov 10, 1864

CSS Shenandoah captures the brigantine Susan near the Cape Verde Islands

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Location: Atlantic



Shenandoah Captures the Kate Prince

Nov 12, 1864

CSS Shenandoah captures the Kate Prince near the Cape Verde Islands

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Location: Atlantic



Shenandoah Captures the Lizzie M. Stacey

Nov 13, 1864

CSS Shenandoah captures the schooner Lizzie M. Stacey near the equator

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Location: Atlantic



Shenandoah Captures the Edward

Dec 04, 1864

CSS Shenandoah captures the whaling bark Edward near Tristan da Cunha

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Location: Atlantic



Cable Snaps

Aug 02, 1865

The cable being laid from Great Eastern snaps and the ship returns to Britain

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Location: Atlantic



Great Eastern Starts Paying Out Cable Again

Jul 13, 1866

Great Eastern starts paying out cable again

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The Transatlantic Cable is Completed

Jul 27, 1866

The transatlantic cable is finally completed

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Snapped Cable Found

Sep 1866

The snapped end of the cable from Great Eastern's first attempt is found and brought to the surface. It is brought onto Great Eastern, where it is spliced to the fresh cable in the great ship's hold. They begin paying out the fresh cable.

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HMS Captain Capsizes

Sep 06, 1870

HMS Captain was making 9.5 knots under sail off Cape Finisterre. The wind started at a force six, which was increased through the day. She heeled over and her low freeboard meant that there were waves washing over the deck. As the wind speeds increased they reduced the amount of sail she was carrying. Shortly after midnight she capsized with the loss of around 480 lives.

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John Gray Disappears

Nov 25, 1872

John Gray disappears from the back of SS Great Britain. It is believed that he killed himself by jumping from the stern windows at around midnight.

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Cecil Buckley Dies

Dec 07, 1872

Cecil Buckley dies in Funchal on Madeira

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HMS Canopus is Deployed in the Atlantic

Jul 22, 1905

After returning to Britain, HMS Canopus is deployed in the Atlantic

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Jellicoe Becomes 2 in C the Atlantic Fleet

Aug 1907

Rear-Admiral John Jellicoe hoists his flag on HMS Albemarle as Second-in-Command of the Atlantic Fleet

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Keyes is Given HMS Venus

1908

Captain Keyes is given command of HMS Venus in the Atlantic Fleet

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Beatty is Given Command of HMS Queen

Dec 1908

Captain Beatty is given command of HMS Queen in the Atlantic Fleet

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Carden joins the Atlantic Fleet

1910

After two years on half-pay, Sackville Carden was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. He raises his flag aboard HMS London.

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Jellicoe Becomes the C in C of the Atlantic Fleet

Dec 1910

Rear-Admiral John Jellicoe becomes the Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet

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Cradock Becomes 2 in C of the Atlantic Fleet

Aug 29, 1911

Rear-Admiral Cradock hoisted his flag on HMS London as the Second-in-Command of the Atlantic Fleet

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Jellicoe is Promoted to Vice-Admiral

Sep 18, 1911

Rear-Admiral John Jellicoe is promoted to Vice-Admiral

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Cradock Raises His Flag on HMS Hibernia

May 09, 1912

Rear-Admiral Cradock raises his flag on HMS Hibernia

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Location: Atlantic



Victoriano Huerta Granted Asylum

1914

SMS Dresden is used to ferry the former dictator Victoriano Huerta to Jamaica, where the British had granted him asylum

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HMS Canopus Goes to the Canary Islands

Aug 21, 1914

HMS Canopus is sent to Cape Verde in the Canary Islands Station to support the cruiser squadron there

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SMS Möwe Sinks a Ship

Jan 16, 1916

SMS Möwe sinks a British merchant ship in the Atlantic

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SMS Möwe a Ship

Dec 06, 1916

SMS Möwe sinks the Canadian Pacific Steamship freighter SS Mount Temple. On board was 700 horses bound for the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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SMS Möwe Sinks SS Georgic

Dec 12, 1916

SMS Möwe sinks SS Georgic with its cargo of 1200 horses that would have been used on the Western Front.

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SMS Möwe Captures SS Yarrowdale

Dec 16, 1916

SMS Möwe captures SS Yarrowdale. She is taken as a prize and sent back to Germany with the recommendation that she be converted into another raider.

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HMS Glasgow Seeks SMS Möwe

Jan 22, 1917

HMS Glasgow takes part in the search for the German commerce raider SMS Möwe

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SMS Möwe Attacks SS Otaki

Mar 10, 1917

SMS Möwe attacks the armed merchant ship Otaki off the Azores. SMS Möwe is damaged but Otaki is sunk.

The Captain of the Otaki, Archibald Bisset Smith, went down with his ship with the British colours still flying. After the war he was posthumously commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve so that he could be awarded with the Victoria Cross, which he would not be entitled to as a civilian.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Becomes Flagship

1919

HMS Queen Elizabeth becomes the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet

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Ships Join the Atlantic Fleet

Apr 1919

HMS Lion and HMS Princess Royal are assigned to the Atlantic Fleet

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Crutchley joins HMS Petersfield

1920

Victor Crutchley does a tour of duty on HMS Petersfield in the South Atlantic

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Location: Atlantic



Carpenter is Given HMS Carysfort

1921

Commander Carpenter is given command of HMS Carysfort in the Atlantic Fleet

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Location: Atlantic



Robeck is Made C in C of the Atlantic

Aug 1922

Admiral Sir John de Robeck is made the Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet

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Location: Atlantic



HMS Pegasus Protects Convoys

Nov 1940

HMS Pegasus is converted to the prototype fighter catapult ship. She escorted nine convoys between December 1940 and July 1941.

Fighters were launched from her catapult in order to defend convoys from Focke-Wulf Fw 200 maritime patrol bombers, and stop them from reporting a convoy's location to U-Boots. If they were out of range of land, the fighters would have to ditch at sea at the end of a patrol and hope to be recovered by a ship from their convoy.

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Location: Atlantic