H.M.S. Rattlesnake was a ship of the Royal Navy that made a historic voyage of discovery to the Cape York and Torres Strait areas of northern Australia from 1846-1850. Its most famous passenger was surgeon Thomas Henry Huxley. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Categories: Australia geography stubs | Peninsulas | Headlands ... The Torres Strait is the body of water which lies between Australia and Papua New Guinea. ... Thomas Huxley Thomas Henry Huxley F.R.S. (May 4, 1825 – June 29, 1895) was a British biologist, known as Darwins Bulldog for his defence of Charles Darwins theory of evolution. ...
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Her Majesty’s Surveying Vessel Rattlesnake was commissioned at Portsmouth on 24 September 1846 with a complement of 180 officers and men.
The Rattlesnake arrived in Sydney 16 July 1847, where the schooners Bramble and Castlereagh were attached as tenders to the Rattlesnake for the survey.
HMSRattlesnake, commanded by Captain Owen Stanley, and its accompanying vessels undertook an expedition to conduct the first systematic hydrographic survey of the central and northern coast of Queensland, the south coast of New Guinea and the Louisiade Archipelago.
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