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Thomas Dyke sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Adventure under Captain Tobias Furneaux.  


Dyke joined from HMS Torbay on 4 June, 1772, as an able-bodied seaman (AB).  He became a master's mate on 30 July, 1772, and reverted to an AB again on 1 December, 1773.  


Dyke had joined HMS Torbay under Captain Samuel Wallis in November 1771.  Tobias Furneaux also sailed in the Torbay.  Dyke and several other men in Torbay followed Furneaux from that ship to Adventure. 


Dyke kept a log in Adventure.1  He never became a lieutenant so probably left the navy or died in the service before gaining promotion.


John Robson



1.Dyke’s log runs from 4 June, 1772, to 12 July, 1774.  ADM 51/4521/12.  It is held at The National Archives (TNA). 

Originally published in Cook's Log, page 36, volume 40, number 4 (2017).

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