HMS Erebus (1826)
HMS Erebus (1826)


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NameErebus (1826)Explanation
TypeBomb vessel   
Launched7 June 1826
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure378 tons
Displacement 
Guns14
Fate1848
ClassFury
Ships book
Note1844 screw discovery vessel.
1848 abandoned in Artic
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
8 April 1839
- September 1843
Commanded by Captain James Clark Ross, particular service (antarctic discovery, together with Terror, Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier; reached the Ross sea, and travelled inland to within 500 miles of the magnetic south pole)
3 March 1845
- 11 June 1847
Commanded by Captain John Franklin, patricular service (together with Terror, Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier, the ill-fated British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848, led by Franklin, and sent by the Admiralty to search for a Northwest Passage beyond Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait in the unexplored region south-west of Barrow Strait)
11 June 1847
- 1850
Commanded by Acting Captain James Fitzjames, after Sir John Franklin died, and until he himself died


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