HMS Roebuck 1690..Pirata..Willian Dampier

El "Roebuck" -fue botado el 17 de abril 1690- estaba armado con 26 cañones y participó en la primera batalla naval de Beachy Head (librada 10 de julio de, 1690), ganado por la Marina francesa; llamándole la batalla del Cabo Béveziers. La celebridad relativa 'Roebuck' viene -en 1698- años bajo el mando de William Dampier, pirata con un buen conocimiento de la geografía, la navegación y otras ciencias.El "Roebuck" se hundió cerca de la isla de Ascensión -en 1701-sus restos estan encontrados
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1699 William Dampier Mariner’s Compass. Era: 1600s - 1700s	Cultural background: British	Collection: National Library of Australia

1699 William Dampier Mariner’s Compass. Era: - Cultural background: British Collection: National Library of Australia

William Dampier, Pirate Naturalist, explorer and buccaneer (5 September 1651- 8 March 1715)   Dampier was famously described as “a pirate of exquisite mind” and became a fashionable friend of the Royal Society after his accounts of his explorations were published. As a sailor and Buccaneer he was the first man to go three times around the world - under the pirate Captains; Sharp, Swan, Davis and Cooke. He took careful notes of the natural history he saw, becoming the first man to describe…

William Dampier, Pirate Naturalist, explorer and buccaneer September 8 March Dampier was famously described as “a pirate of exquisite mind” and became a fashionable friend of the Royal.

What did William Dampier and Bejamin Franklin have in Common? (Original) art by John Keay  They were both 18th century weathermen. A detailed study of typhoons in the China Seas enabled William Dampier (inset) to predict future storms. Once he was able to save his ship from capsizing by his accurate weather forecasting.  : Benjamin Franklin unwittingly risked his life many times in his efforts to demonstrate that lightning was electricity which followed the easiest path to earth

What did William Dampier and Bejamin Franklin have in Common? (Original) art by John Keay

William Dampier got a good education at this school   King’s  School is a small school located in the scenic Somerset town of Bruton. Founded in 1519,

William Dampier got a good education at this school King’s School is a small school located in the scenic Somerset town of Bruton. Founded in

Cigarette Card - William Dampier, Pirate. Carreras Cigarettes,  He was always very thin Dampier : the navigator, is said to have belonged to an old Huguenot family settled in Somersetshire  Quote from Samuel Smiles book on French Huguenots

Carreras Cigarettes, He was always very thin Dampier : the navigator, is said to have belonged to an old Huguenot family settled in Somersetshire Quote from Samuel Smiles book on French Huguenots

William Dampier & his crew   Explore

William Dampier & his crew Explore

Map fro William Dampier’s influential A New Voyage Round the World. Dampier (1651–1715)  His text is filled with detailed maps of his travels and lively accounts of the new lands he visited and the people and plants he encountered. A jack-of-all-trades, Dampier tried his hand at privateering, managing a plantation in Jamaica, and logging in Mexico. On one of his many voyages his ship rescued Alexander Selkirk, whose life is widely considered to be Daniel Defoes  Robinson Crusoe

Map from William Dampier’s influential A New Voyage Round the World. Dampier His text is filled with detailed maps of his travels and lively accounts of the new lands he visited and the people and plants he encountered.

William Dampier the Unlucky Pirate   This is the original Gouache painting by Severino Baraldi.  Seventeenth Century William Dampier was a failure as a pirate - but the diary he wrote about his travels turned out to be a best-seller. He tried to settle down  with the profits he made from his diary. But the lure of the sea was too strong, and he set off again on yet another voyage.  Joining a band of ruffians to capture a Mexican town, Dampier found that all the inhabitants had fled

William Dampier the Unlucky Pirate (Original) art by Severino Baraldi

William: Dampier's Book   Illustration; : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

William Dampier The Roebuck’s voyage was the British Navy’s first expedition devoted to science & exploration a harbinger of Samuel Wallis’s, Philip Carteret’s, and James Cook’s voyages to the Pacific in the next century and numerous expeditions in the North Atlantic in search of a Northwest Passage. Dampier’s orders included bringing back specimens from places he visited and “willing” inhabitants; among the crew was someone skilled in drawing. However, several factors complicated his…

William Dampier The Roebuck’s voyage was the British Navy’s first expedition devoted to science & exploration a harbinger of Samuel Wallis’s, Philip Carteret’s, and James Cook’s voyages to the Pacific in the next century and numerous expeditions in the North Atlantic in search of a Northwest Passage. Dampier’s orders included bringing back specimens from places he visited and “willing” inhabitants; among the crew was someone skilled in drawing. However, several factors complicated his…

William Dampier & his crew   Explore

William Dampier & his crew Explore

William: Dampier's Book   Plant Illustration; : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

William: Dampier's Book   Illustration

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

William: Dampier's Book   Illustration : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

Image of memorial to William Dampier © Copyright Sarah Smith   the memorial to William Dampier in the church of St Michael and All Angels in East Coker.

Image of memorial to William Dampier © Copyright Sarah Smith the memorial to William Dampier in the church of St Michael and All Angels in East Coker.

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