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13-Jan-1833: The day HMS Beagle nearly sank

Charles Darwin's closest brush with death during the Beagle voyage came on Sunday 13th January 1833, near that most infamous of nautical perils, Cape Horn.

The HMS Beagle Olympics

On Christmas Day 1831, the crew of HMS Beagle held their own ’Olympic Games’ at Port Desire in Patagonia.

The Dickens Connection

Dickens, FitzRoy and how a tragic loss at sea spurred efforts to forecast storms.