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HMS Hecla (1815)

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NameHeclaExplanation
TypeBomb   
Launched22 July 1815
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure375 tons
Displacement 
Guns10
Fate1831
Class 
Ships book
Note1819 artic discovery vessel
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
16 January 1819
- November 1820
Commanded by Lieutenant commander William Edward Parry and expedition to find north-west passage, reached 110 °W
8 May 1824
- 22 November 1825
Commanded by Captain William Edward Parry, with British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition
25 March 1827
- 1 November 1827
Commanded by Captain William Edward Parry in expedition to attempt to reach the North Pole on sledge-boats from Spitsbergen; reached 82° 34'N (a latitude not reached again until 1876)
27 December 1827Commanded by Commander Thomas Boteler, surveying on the west Coast of Africa (until he died, together with the greater part of his crew, of yellow fever)
November 1829Commanded by Act. Commander Francis Harding, surveying vessel, after Captain Thomas Boteler, and the greater part of the crew, had died of fever
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