Historic diary of Glasgow sailor goes online

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A personalised account of life on board one of Lord Horatio Nelson's ships during the Napoleonic Wars has been made available online.

The logbook by Andrew Service charts his experiences on the 38-gun frigate Medusa in the early 1800s.

The Royal Navy Sailor, who was born in Port Glasgow in 1871, saw action in the Mediterranean, the East and West Indies and the North and South Americas.

His family donated the logbook to the University of Glasgow in the 1980s.

The account, in ink, which was completed exactly 200 years ago, is believed to have been set down by Service from pencil-written notes he kept on the ship....

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