HMS Beagle

thing, Royal Navy ship, and ship

Died aged c. 25

The Beagle is a breed of small-sized hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The Beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare. With a great sense of smell and their tracking instinct, the Beagle is employed as detection dog for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. The Beagle is intelligent but single-minded. It is a popular pet due to its size, good temper, and lack of inherited health problems. Although beagle-type dogs have existed for 2,500 years, the modern breed was developed in Great Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier. Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in literature and paintings, and more recently in film, television, and comic books. Snoopy of the comic strip Peanuts has been promoted as "the world's most famous beagle".

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of Charles Darwin and Beagle marble plaque
Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Charles Darwin, Robert Fitzroy, and Beagle bronze plaque
chrisinplymouth on Flickr

Charles Darwin 1809-1882 arrived at Falmouth aboard 'The Beagle' on 2nd October 1836 and departed on the Royal Mail coach from this site

Fish Strand Hill, Truro, United Kingdom where it landed near (1836)

Charles Darwin At daybreak on 27-12-1831 H M Survey Ship Beagle. commanded by Captain R. Fitzroy RN departed its anchorage in Barn Pool, opposite this point. Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’ resulted directly from experiences gained during this voyage to South America.

, Plymouth, United Kingdom where it sailed from (1831)