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Assistance (Ship)

Works: 18 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 674 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: F1060, 919.8
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The last of the Arctic voyages : being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance under the command of Captian Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54 by Edward Belcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1855 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the experienced Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was put in command of an expedition in 1845 to search for the elusive North-West Passage he had the backing of the Admiralty and was equipped with two specially-adapted ships and a three-year supply of provisions. Franklin was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. When the expedition failed to return in 1848, enormous resources were mobilised to try to discover its fate. In 1852 H.M.S. 'Assistance' was sent to lead another search mission. It was captained by Edward Belcher (1799-1877), who eventually took the decision to abandon four ships in the pack-ice. He recounts his unsuccessful adventure, defending his actions against critics
Handbill by Assistance (Ship)( )

1 edition published in 1851 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Handbill of concert featuring the drama, Charles the Twelfth, and concluding with the pantomime, Zero, while the Assistance was engaged in a search for Sir John Franklin in the Arctic Circle
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.67 (from 0.62 for Woolwich, ... to 0.95 for Royal Arct ...)

Alternative Names
H. M. S. Assistance

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