Arctic Hell-ship: The Voyage of HMS Enterprise, 1850-1855

Forside
University of Alberta, 2007 - 318 sider
In 1850 the British Admiralty dispatched HMS Enterprise to Bering Strait under the command of Captain Richard Collinson, to search for the missing Franklin expedition in what is now the Canadian Arctic. Enterprise emerged from the Arctic again in 1854, having thrown very little light on the fate of the Franklin expedition. Nonetheless Collinson has generally been credited with achieving an impressive feat of navigation for having successfully taken his ship through uncharted waters. Arctic Hell-Ship describes the daily progress of this little-known arctic expedition, but at the same time follows the steadily worsening relations between Collinson and his officers as tensions on board the ship steadily mounted, with all four of Collinson's executive officers eventually being placed under arrest. The author has based his research on a wide range of original archival documents, and the book is illustrated with a selection of vivid paintings by the ship's assistant surgeon, Edward Adams.

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THE TASK AND THE MAN +
1
FROM THE THAMES TO BERING STRAIT +
29
SITKA HAWAII AND winter AT HONG KONG +
50
RETURN TO THE ARCTIC +
72
PAST POINT BARRow AND ROUND BANKs Island
86
wiNTERING AT winter cove +
103
FARTHEST EAST
139
wiNTERING AT CAMBRIDGE BAY +
153
RETREAT To THE west +
183
winteriNG AT CAMDEN BAY +
192
HOMEWARD BOUND
212
RESULTS AND REACTIONS THEN AND LATER +
234
Notes
267
Abbreviations of Names of Repositories
295
Index
306
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William Barr is professor emeritus of Geography, University of Saskatchewan, and a research associate with the Arctic Institute of North America. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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