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ONLINE - Erebus: The Story of a Ship, by Michael Palin

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Thu 23 Jul 19:00 - 20:30

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In his major new work, Michael Palin – former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter – brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of Protected content , to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition

Historical background:
HMS Erebus is a Hecla-class bomb vessel constructed by the Royal Navy in Pembroke dockyard, Wales, in Protected content .
In Protected content , HMS Erebus and HMS Terror left England on a voyage of exploration to the Canadian Arctic, under Sir John Franklin. Both ships were outfitted with steam engines from the London and Greenwich Railway steam locomotives.

The ships were last seen by Europeans entering Baffin Bay in August Protected content . The disappearance of the Franklin expedition set off a massive search effort in the Arctic. T
Model of Erebus trapped in the ice, Nattilik Heritage Centre, Gjoa Haven, September Protected content

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