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Erebus (1826); Terror (1813)

Admiralty Collection

Object connections:

Collection Admiralty Collection, Ship Plans
User collections Franklin's ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror' by NMMpolar
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsErebus (1826), Terror (1813)

Object details:

Object ID ZAZ5683
Description Scale: 1:24. Plan showing the two elevations of the rudder and stern post with deadwood to illustrate the screw propeller in postion and the replacement chock as fitted on Erebus (1826) and Terror (1813), both converted Bomb Vessels to Arctic exploration ships. The plan includes an explanation key to the system (see Inscription Field for transcription). The ships were converted and fitted at Woolwich Dockyard between February and May 1845 for the Northwest Passage Expedition under Captain Sir John Franklin. Signed by Oliver Lang [Master Shipwright, Woolwich Dockyard, 1826-1853].
Date made 17 March 1845

Place made Woolwich Dockyard
Credit © Crown copyright. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials paper; black ink; red ink; blue colourwash; grey colourwash
Measurements Sheet: 632 mm x 833 mm
  • Erebus (1826); Terror (1813) (ZAZ5683)
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