Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,480 pages of information and 245,913 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

HMS Terror

From Graces Guide

Captain Back left England in HMS Terror in 1836 for an Arctic expedition of discovery to complete the line between Prince Regent's Inlet and Point Turnagain.[1]

With HMS Erebus took part in the successful Antarctic expedition of 1839–43 under Sir James Clark Ross and Francis Crozier. The two ships were constructed as bomb vessels. Terror was built in Topsham, Devon, and launched in 1813.

1845 Together with HMS Erebus, the Terror was lost on the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic.

See 'Equipping HM Ships Erebus and Terror, 1845' by William Battersby and Peter Carney [2]

The next HMS Terror was one of three iron screw floating batteries. These were the first iron hulled, armour plated warships to go to sea. Terror became the base ship at Bermuda in 1857 and was sold in 1902. See HMS Terror (1856).


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1875/05/28.
  2. 'Equipping HM Ships Erebus and Terror, 1845' by William Battersby and Peter Carney: International Journal for the history of eng. & tech., Vol. 81 No. 2, July, 2011, 192–211