Thomas Gilbert

Auerbach, Michael P.
January 2009
Thomas Gilbert;2009, p1
A biography of British naval captain Thomas Gilbert is presented. Little is known about Gilbert's early life. He served as a navigator for the East India Company and commanded the prison ship HMS Charlotte, which transported convicts to Australia to establish a British penal colony. While returning home, he and sea captain John Marshall discovered the island of Vanuatu and made contact with natives in the Kiribati island chain.


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