H.M.S. Terror Thrown Up By The Ice In Frozen Strait.
London, J. Murray, Albermarle St. [1838.]
Lithograph, sheet 140 x 210mm. 5½ x 8¼".
In 1836, command of Terror was given to Sir George Back (1796 - 1878) for an expedition to the northern part of Hudson Bay, Canada, with a view to entering Repulse Bay, where landing parties were to be sent out to determine whether the Boothia Peninsula was an island or a peninsula. However, Terror failed to reach Repulse Bay and barely survived the winter off Southampton Island, at one point being forced 40 feet up the side of a cliff by the ice. In the spring of 1837, an encounter with an iceberg further damaged the ship, which was in a sinking condition by the time Back was able to beach the ship on the coast of Ireland at Lough Swilly. Plate to Back's 'Narrative of an expedition in H.M.S. Terror : undertaken with a view to geographical discovery on the Arctic shores, in the years 1836-37'.
British Library: 009270927. Not in Abbey.
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