Reference numberAP/18/4/1
TitleUnpublished manuscript, 'Narrative of the proceedings of Commander Thomas Dickinson of His Majesty's sloop Lightning, while employed in the enterprise for the recovery of the public stores and other property sunk in His Majesty's late frigate 'Thetis', on the S W side of the island of Cape Frio [Cabo Frio]' by Thos [Thomas] Dickinson
DescriptionDickinson shares an account of the sinking of HMS Thetis off the south west coast of Cabo Frio [Brazil]. He estimates that the ship had a freight of around $810,000 onboard at the time of sinking, and that all freight was initially believed to have been lost. Dickison describes his process of attempting to recover the sunken freight.

Subject: Engineering

Received 13 March 1834. Communicated by P M [Peter Mark] Roget and J G [John George] Children.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Narrative of the proceedings of Commander Thomas Dickinson, of His Majesty's sloop lightning, while employed in the enterprise for the recovery of the public stores and other property sunk in His Majesty's late frigate thetis, on the south-west side of the Island of Cape Frio'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0151
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3175Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist1777 - 1852
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
NA5041Roos; John Frederick Fitzgerald De (1804 - 1861)1804 - 1861
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