Log of HMS 'Miranda'
- MS-1008 (Reference Number)
- 78/2 (Registration Number)
This collection is an account from Admiral Robert Jenkins, Captain of the HMS Miranda, of his service in Auckland, Thames and Bay of Islands areas during the New Zealand wars. In particular the collection describes Jenkins participation in fighting around Tauranga; and the Battle of Gate Pa.
One folder containing: One bound hardcover volume plus one typed extract.
- Typescripts (photocopies)
- Holograph (photocopy)
Jenkins, Robert. Log of HMS-'Miranda', 1863 - 1865. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1008.
Admiral Robert Jenkins (1825-1894) entered the Navy in 1838, he was promoted to be sub-lieutenant in 1844, lieutenant in 1846, commander in 1853, captain in 1857 rear-admiral in 1875 and vice-admiral in 1880, retiring from the service that year. During 1863-65 he served in the New Zealand Wars. Jenkins transported four cargo boats overland from Auckland to the Manukau, plated them with iron and fitted them with 12-pounder Armstrongs and cohorns for service in the Waikato. He commanded the Thames on the Tauranga and Maketu expeditions, and commanded the British Naval Brigade in the assault on the Ngai Te Rangi stronghold of Pukehinahina known as Gate Pa. Admiral Jenkins was made a C.B in 1864. [The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 24, 1894; pg. 4; Issue 34351].
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