According to his report, dire situations had forced some of the crew members to resort to cannibalism. Her search for her lost husband became popular through ballads such as ‘Lady Franklin’s Lament.’. Accessible across all of today's devices: phones, tablets, and desktops. After Franklin’s return from Tasmania, the ‘Admiralty’ planned renewed efforts to chart the ‘Northwest Passage’ connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific. https://www.alamy.com/portrait-of-sir-john-franklin-a-british-royal-navy-officer-and-explorer-of-the-arctic-illustration-of-the-19th-century-white-background-image359938583.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-john-franklin-1786-1847-riyal-navy-officer-and-explorer-147105170.html, Dr Elisha Kent Kane, American Arctic explorer, 1820-1857, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-dr-elisha-kent-kane-american-arctic-explorer-1820-1857-172984033.html, SIR JOHN FRANKLIN English Arctic explorer 1786 to 1847, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sir-john-franklin-english-arctic-explorer-1786-to-1847-22901480.html. /nEnglish naval officer and arctic explorer. Franklin was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic. Artist: Unknown, https://www.alamy.com/john-ross-british-polar-explorer-and-naval-officer-19th-century-artist-image8383509.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sir-john-franklin-50335206.html, Famous Voyages - Captain Sir Leopold McClintock and The Search for arctic explorer John Franklin expedition, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-famous-voyages-captain-sir-leopold-mcclintock-and-the-search-for-arctic-175463046.html, Engraved portrait of Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin, the British Royal Navy officer, and explorer of the Arctic, from the book 'The frozen zone and its explorers' by Alexander Hyde and Abraham Chittenden Baldwin, 1874. To share with more than one person, separate addresses with a comma. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sir-john-franklin-1786-1847-english-naval-officer-and-arctic-explorer-95487141.html, JOHN FRANKLIN (1786-1847) Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. Franklin, Sir John, 16.4.1786 - 11.6.1847, British Royal Navy officer, Arctic explorer, portrait, wood engraving, 1844, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-franklin-sir-john-1641786-1161847-british-royal-navy-officer-arctic-23529205.html. (1786–1847). In 1847, when no word had been received, search parties were sent out. English rear admiral and explorer John Franklin led an ill-fated expedition (1845) in search of the Northwest Passage, a Canadian Arctic waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.. John Franklin was born on April 16, 1786, in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England. That search bore fruit in September 2014, when a remotely operated submersible obtained sonar images of a wreck that was later identified as the Erebus on the ocean floor just off King William Island. The Great North Museum: Hancock’s new exhibition ‘Polar Explorers’ which inspired me to look at Franklin, opened on the 30 th January 2016 and is aimed at families with younger children. We hope you and your family enjoy the NEW Britannica Kids. This exploration provided a lot of information about the northwest rim of the North American coastline. Franklin’s last fateful expedition to find the North-West Passage. This was his last expedition, and he never returned from the trip. Mezzotint, 19th century. Rear-admiral Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). English Royal Navy officer, explorer of the Arctic and Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) from 1837 to 1843. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-erebus-and-the-terror-among-icebergs-sir-john-franklin-1786-1847-57292597.html, Sir John Richardson, 1787–1865, Scottish naval surgeon, naturalist and arctic explorer, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sir-john-richardson-17871865-scottish-naval-surgeon-naturalist-and-172911756.html, Franklin, John, 16.4.1786 - 11.6.1847, British explorer, half length, steel engraving, 19th century, , Artist's Copyright has not to be cleared, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-franklin-john-1641786-1161847-british-explorer-half-length-steel-engraving-19665922.html, Arctic expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin, 1786-1847, British Royal Navy officer, explorer, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-arctic-expedition-of-hms-erebus-and-hms-terror-rear-admiral-sir-john-90643402.html, St Mary's Church, Hardmead, UK. The Caird Library holds many stories from those who made journeys to the poles. On August 16, 1826, Franklin ended his exploration and traveled back home. Franklin is also the subject of a biography by Sir John Richardson that was originally published in 1856 in the eighth edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Sir John Franklin, naval officer, Arctic explorer (born 16 April 1786 in Spilsby, England; died 11 June 1847 aboard HMS Erebus near King William Island, Nunavut). Sir John Franklin was an English ‘Royal Navy’ officer and an explorer of the Arctic. Two years later the wreck of the Terror was found in Terror Bay, approximately 60 miles (100 km) north of the Erebus site. The Erebus trapped in the ice, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-john-franklin-1786-1847-royal-navy-officer-and-arctic-explorer-the-147074953.html, Engraving depicting John Richardson during a Franklin overland arctic expedition. …and 1825–27 two expeditions under John (later Sir John) Franklin, working overland and by boat from wintering bases in the Mackenzie River basin, surveyed the coastline from Turnagain Point, about 200 miles (320 km) east of the Coppermine River, to Cape Beechey, Alaska.