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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:28 am 
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Today 175 years ago, on 26th of July 1845, the two ships of Franklin, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were last seen by Europeans. John Franklin sailed with the two ships to find the Northwest Passage, but was lost. In the following decades a large number of expeditions were searching for the Franklin's men and managed to find their remains based on evidence from the Inuit. On one of these expeditions, the crew of HMS Investigator (Robert McClure) first walked through the Northwest Passage. The wrecks of the two ships were found only in the last decade, in 2014 (Erebus) and 2016 (Terror).

HMS Erebus was built in 1823-26 as Fury class bomb vessel. This type was considered to be very useful as polar research vessel. Erebus was converted in 1839 for the 1839-1843 Antarctic expedition of James Clark Ross.

The model is scratch built in 1/700. Very motivating was Michael Palin's book Erebus. The Story of a Ship. The model is based on plans of the NMM.

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with Wostok (Bellinghausen's Antarctic expedition 1819-1821) and Kainan Maru (Shirase's Antarctic expedition 1910-1912)

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More about the ship and the model:
HMS Erebus (1/700)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:43 pm 
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Well done, that is a nice build. Interesting ship and good to see the comparison with the others

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:37 pm 
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Thank you, Rob!

The 1/700 scale has the advantage that they can be compared with the other ships.

E.g. here with two more modern polar research ships, Georgi Sedow (1967; built from Don's parts) and L'Astrolabe (2017; 3D printed, Masters of Military).

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:39 am 
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Terrific model and photographic presentation.

Nice to see the others, too. Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:46 am 
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@ Chuck: thank you!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:04 am 
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Very interesting subject, and very nice model! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:12 pm 
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Beautiful model and diorama.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:37 am 
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Thank you Marijn and Dan!

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A few, no, many years ago, I used to sing in the numerous folk clubs in and around Nottingham with a couple of mates, we were called the Firkins, named after a 9 gallon beer barrel.

One of the songs on our repertoire was 'Lady Franklyn's lament'

Here is a link to the Pentangle version, very haunting tune and nostalgic lyrics, hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed looking at the excellent models and diaorama.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysFKjWG_W54

Twas homeward bound one night on the deep
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
I dreamed a dream and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew

With a hundred seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
To seek a passage around the pole
Where we poor seamen do sometimes go

Through cruel hardships they mainly strove
Their ship on mountains of ice was drove
Only the Eskimo with his skin canoe
Was the only one that ever came through

In Baffin Bay where the whale fishes blow
The fate of Franklin no man may know
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell
Lord Franklin along with his sailors do dwell

And now my burden it gives me pain
For my long lost Franklin I'd cross the main
Ten thousand pounds I would freely give
To say on earth that my Franklin do live

Cheers, Jabb

(Edit - Lyrics added)

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Hi Jabb,
Thank you and thank you for the lyrics! Well fitting to this tragedy!

Cheers,
Lars

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