Reference numberCLP/15i/28
TitlePaper, 'A relation of a sword-fish, that had struck his sword through a three inch plank of an English ship' by Richard Tylor
DateMay 1675
DescriptionTylor shares observations concerning the damage caused to a ship off the coast of Newfoundland [Canada] by a swordfish (Xiphias gladius). The ship was bound for Alicante [Spain] and laden with dry fish when Tylor noticed a leak which had been caused by a swordfish.

Subject: Zoology / Ichthyology

Read to the Royal Society on 27 May 1675
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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