HMS Erebus (1826)
HMS Erebus (1826)

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NameErebus (1826)Explanation
TypeBomb vessel   
Launched7 June 1826
Builders measure378 tons
Ships book
Note1844 screw discovery vessel.
1848 abandoned in Artic
Snippets concerning this vessels career
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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