HMS Terror

Archaeologists have been exploring the wreck of HMS Terror. 

This was one of the ships which were part of Franklin's expedition to find the North West Passage.
Film is emerging showing the wreckage and the first divers exploring the sunken ship.

Over the summer,  I visited Topsham in Devon, where the Terror was built, and picked up a booklet on its construction and history from the museum in the town. The ship took shape a few hundred yards along the Exe from where we were staying.

Earlier this week, my friend Val Vannet had the great fortune to be able to join a Hurtigruten Cruise ship which was heading into the Arctic and posted a picture of the three graves that were found on Beechey Island of members of Franklin's expedition.

Image: Val Vannet

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