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HMS Beagle Makes First Voyage

HMS Beagle longitudinal section as of 1832
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The HMS Beagle embarks on her first voyage. Adapted to serve as a survey barque, she will participate in three missions. This first mission is a hydrographic survey of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

During his survey, the Beagle Channel, an archipelago island chain at the extreme southern tip of South America, is identified and named after the ship.

The second survey mission, which begins at the end of 1831, will include Charles Darwin as ship's naturalist. Darwin use his experiences and observations made during his voyage on the Beagle as the basis much of his work developing the theory of evolution on. As a result, the HMS Beagle will go down in history as one of the most famous ships of all time.

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