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Ship's bell

Ship equipment

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Collection Ship equipment
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (UK) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleHistorical Association: Franklin, Jane
Historical Association: McClintock, Francis Leopold
EventsArctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, McClintock, 1857-9
VesselsFox (1855)

Object details:

Object ID EQA0462
Description Ship's bell from 'Fox' 1855 — the vessel that successfully discovered the fate of Sir John Franklin's missing Arctic expedition. She was commanded by Captain Francis Leopold McClintock (1819-1907). The bell has a handbell-type argent, mouldings but no wires and is secured to a bronze headstock. It has a fitted pivot. The name 'FOX' is engraved in sunken lettering with the Sutton crest of a red wolf's head above. The 'Fox' had been built by Hall & Co of Aberdeen for Sir Richard Sutton. She was sold to Lady Jane Franklin after his death.
Date made 1855

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials brass
Measurements Overall: 230 x 229 mm
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