Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

 The third page of the logbook of Andrew Service, sailor, HMS Medusa, 1802-1810. This page contains some general writings unconnected with his time on HMS Medusa. (GUAS Ref: UGC 182. Copyright reserved.)

Logbook of Andrew Service

Andrew Service kept a logbook while serving on HMS Medusa between 1802 and his return to Greenock in 1810.  There are 3 galleries (Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and Gallery 3) displaying all twenty-one pages of the logbook.

Inboard profile plan of HMS Medusa, dated 1800.  Scale is 1:48.  (Image courtesy of the National Maritime Musuem, Plan Ref: ZAZ2966, Image Ref: J5892.  Copyright reserved.)

Plans of HMS Medusa

HMS Medusa was launched on 14th April 1801, having been built by Pitcher of Northfleet.  Images courtesy of the National Maritime Museum.

This photograph shows a three-quarter view of the front cover with significant damage caused by handling and changes in temperature and humidity before conservation treatment. (GUAS Ref: UGC 182. Copyright reserved.)

Conservation of the logbook

The logbook of Andrew Service sustained significant damage caused by handling and changes in temperature and humidity during the 200 years of its existence.  This gallery depicts the work undertaken by the Book & Paper Conservation Studio in the University of Dundee Library to repair and conserve the logbook for future generations.

For further information (or if you have some suggestions regarding the text of the logbook) about the On Board HMS Medusa exhibition or if you would like permission to use the images and text accompanying this exhibition, please contact us at enquiries@archives.gla.ac.uk in the first instance.