Captain Back left England in HMS Terror in 1836 for an Arctic expedition of discovery to complete the line between Prince Regent's Inlet and Point Turnagain.
With HMS Erebus took part in the successful Antarctic expedition of 1839–43 under Sir James Clark Ross and Francis Crozier.
1845 Together with HMS Erebus, the Terror was lost on the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic.
The next HMS Terror was one of three iron screw floating batteries. These were the first iron hulled, armour plated warships to go to sea. Terror became the base ship at Bermuda in 1857 and was sold in 1902. See HMS Terror (1856).
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1875/05/28.