HMS Terror

HMS Terror

$214

Dispatched by July 31, 2024
Skill Level

Scale

1 to 65

Length

26.6 inch (675mm)

Height

19.8 inch (503mm)

Manufacturer

Occre

SKU

OC12004

HMS Terror Model Ship Kit – Occre (12004)

The HMS Terror Model Ship Kit is double plank on bulkhead construction and every detail has been accounted for, from the large number of shrouds used to support the masts, the protective reinforcement plating on the bow, the unique diagonal deck planking, and more. As with all Occre kits the parts, fittings and timbers supplied are of the highest quality along with their color step-by-step building instructions.

TERROR – Instructions

History of the HMS Terror

HMS Terror was a British Royal Navy ship that was famously part of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of 1845-1848, led by Sir John Franklin. The expedition aimed to discover the Northwest Passage, a sea route through the Arctic connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Originally built as a bomb vessel in 1813, the Terror was later modified for polar exploration. It was sturdily constructed with reinforced hulls to withstand the pressures of polar ice. The ship was aptly named after the concept of terror or fear.

In May 1845, under Franklin’s command, the Terror set sail from England alongside another ship, HMS Erebus. The ships were equipped with provisions and supplies for an extended voyage in the challenging Arctic environment. The expedition’s crew consisted of experienced sailors and scientists.

Sadly, the Franklin Expedition met a tragic end, and both the Terror and the Erebus never returned from their journey. For years, the fate of the expedition remained a mystery, prompting numerous search efforts.

In 2016, the wreckage of the HMS Terror was discovered in the waters near King William Island in Canada’s Arctic region. The well-preserved remains of the ship provided crucial clues about the expedition’s final days. The Terror’s wreckage revealed details about the crew’s attempts to survive, including evidence of canned food and items used for hunting.

The discovery of the Terror shed further light on the challenges faced by the Franklin Expedition, such as the harsh Arctic conditions, extreme cold, and the crew’s struggle for survival. It also contributed to the understanding of the historic Northwest Passage and the risks associated with polar exploration.

The story of the HMS Terror, like that of the Erebus, continues to capture the imagination of researchers and the public. The wreckage serves as a poignant reminder of the courage and sacrifices made by those who ventured into uncharted territories in pursuit of scientific knowledge and the advancement of human understanding.

 

Skill Level

Scale

1 to 65

Length

26.6 inch (675mm)

Height

19.8 inch (503mm)

Manufacturer

Occre

SKU

OC12004

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