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Canvas harness allocated to HMS Terror (1813)

AAA2261
Polar Equipment and Relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2261
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A sledge harness marked 'T11' found at Crozier's camp site Ross Cairn, Point Victory, King William Island on 11 July 1879 by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79. This was the place where the crews of 'Erebus' and 'Terror' landed after abandoning their ships. The harness is made of a canvas strip folded in half and oversewn along the raw edges. There are eyelet holes in each end, to one of which as attached a rope and a wooden toggle. Marked in ink on the canvas 'TII'. The item belonged to a sledge crew from HMS 'Terror'. The belt went diagonally across a man's shoulder and was attached to a rope connected to a sledge. Attached is a paper label '6 From Irving Bay'.
Date made 1845-1848

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials British oak; canvas
Measurements Overall: 33 x 1662 x 90 mm
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  • Canvas harness allocated to HMS Terror (1813) (AAA2261)
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