The HMS Beagle was one of the most famous ships of its time for different reasons. The most famous of all they were without a doubt his journey of naturalistic research, captained by Commander Robert FitzRoy and with a young Darwin on board.
Launched in the Thames River on May 11, 1820, it was built by the Wollwich shipyards. In July of that same year, as part of the celebrations for the coronation of King George IV, it was the first ship to sail under the new London Bridge.
In total, the HMS Beagle made 3 great trips. It was not until his second trip, when Darwin embarked. Of the almost five years that this second expedition lasted, Darwin was three years and three months on land and eighteen months at sea.