HMS Assistance (1850)
HMS Assistance (1850)


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NameAssistance (1850)Explanation
TypeDiscovery vessel   
AcquiredMarch 1850
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure420 tons
Displacement 
Guns2
Fate1854
Class 
Ships book
Note1835 Launched.
Ex-Baboo, purchased.
1854.08.25 abandoned Bathurst Island, Artic
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
28 February 1850
- 15 October 1851
Commanded by Captain Erasmus Ommanney, in Horatio Thomas Austin's squadron in search of Sir John FranklinExternal link.
10 February 1852
- 25 August 1854
Commanded by Captain Edward Belcher, particular service: searching, together with Pioneer (Sherard Osborn, tender to Assistance), Resolute (Henry Kellett) and Intrepid ( McClintock, tender to Resolute) for Sir John Franklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition, until abandoned at Bathurst Island


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