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Iris Ship's log

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: SEH
Date: Jan 1994

Biographical History

The Iris was originally the Continental frigate Hancock before it was captured and renamed by the British in 1777.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Iris Ship's Log consists of two sections in a slipcase, "Harbour transactions on board His Majesty's Ship Iris, James Hawker, esq., Commander. Edwd. Gould; Aug.[u]st 18th, 1779"; and: "A journal of a voyage from Plymouth to New York."


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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has several other 18th and 19th century ship's logs. Please search the Classic Catalog, for "ship's logs" for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Gould, Edward.
Hawker, James, commander H.M.S. Iris.

Corporate Bodies

Great Britain. -- Royal Navy.
Hancock (Frigate)
Iris (Frigate)

Associated Titles

Harbour transactions on board His Majesty's ship Iris.
Journal of a voyage from Plymouth to New York.


Navigation -- History.


Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Naval operations.

Genres and Forms

Ships' logs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Iris (Frigate) Ship's log
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lyman J. Spire.

Table of Contents

Ship's log