5 Facts About HMS Terror


HMS Terror was a bomb vessel constructed for the Royal Navy in 1813.

A bomb vessel, bomb ship, bomb ketch, or simply bomb was a type of wooden sailing naval ship.

The Royal Navy is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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She participated in several battles of the War of 1812, including the bombardment of Fort McHenry.

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historical American coastal star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy from the Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814.

The War of 1812 was a military conflict that lasted from June 18, 1812 to February 18, 1815, fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom, its North American colonies, and its Native American allies.

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Later converted into a polar exploration ship, she participated in George Back's Arctic expedition of 1836–1837, the Ross expedition of 1839 to 1843, and Sir John Franklin's ill-fated attempt to force the Northwest Passage in 1845, during which she was lost with all hands along with HMS Erebus.

The Northwest Passage is a sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Polar exploration is the process of exploration of the polar regions of the Earth - the Arctic region and Antarctica - particularly with the goal of reaching the North Pole and South Pole, respectively.

The Ross expedition was a voyage of scientific exploration of the Antarctic in 1839 to 1843, led by James Clark Ross, with two unusually strong warships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.


On 12 September 2016, the Arctic Research Foundation announced that the wreck of Terror had been found in Nunavut's Terror Bay, off the southwest coast of King William Island.

King William Island is an island in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, which is part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

The Arctic Research Foundation is a Canadian private charitable foundation established in 2011.

Nunavut is the newest, largest, northernmost, and least populous territory of Canada.


The wreck was discovered 92 km south of the location where the ship was reported abandoned, and some 50 km from the wreck of HMS Erebus, discovered in 2014.

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