"H.M.S. Beagle"
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HMS Beagle
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 HMS Beagle was a 10-gun 90-ft Royal Navy ship, made famous by the voyage that carried Charles Darwin to South America and the Galapagos Islands.   She was a brig-sloop – a small, two-masted warship – and she was launched in 1820.   She gave her name to the Beagle Channel through Tierra del Fuego, and to Beagle Gulf in Northern Australia.   The Beagle 2 Mars space probe was named after the ship.