Arctic Blue Books - British Parliamentary Papers Abstract, 1852k
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Vessels in the North Atlantic. Return to an address of the Honourable the House of Commons dated 4 June 1852, for: Copies of communications between the Admiralty and any public authorities at home or abroad, in reference to certain vessels observed on an iccberg in the North Atlantic in 1851, and supposed to have been abandoned. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 22 June 1852.

40 p. illus. plate, fold. map. (Great Britain. House of Commons. Sessional papers, Accounts and papers, 1852, v. 50, no. 501).

Contains correspondence regarding report of the Renovation having sighted two ships on an iceberg drifting over the banks of Newfoundland in 1851. They were considered possibly to have been the Erebus and Terror of the lost Franklin Expedition, but more probably were abandoned whalers. Extracts from the Renovation's log (p. 27-28), sketches of the two vessels on iceberg are included, also fold. map showing the latter's position (due east of St. Johns) Apr. 18-22, 1851, with further information concerning the incident, signed by Ommanney.

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