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.