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Thomas, Aaron, 1762-1799 -- Diaries

View Resource Aaron Thomas: The Caribbean Journal of a Royal Navy Seaman

Setting out on the Caribbean today on a large vessel might involve boarding a massive cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale or Nassau in the Bahamas. Things were a bit different when Aaron Thomas set off on those same waters back in 1798. Thomas served on the HMS Lapwing during the French Revolutionary wars and his journal contains first-hand accounts of naval operations, customs of the day, and humorous...