Mar 8, 2009
Deep Ocean Expeditions – The three-masted merchant ship H.M.S. Breadalbane sank under the force of ice during the early morning hours of August 21, 1853. The British ship, carrying supplies for the Franklin rescue expedition, went down in the icy waters near Beechey Island in Lancaster Sound, 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. All 21 men aboard, including the captain, escaped unharmed to the Breadalbane’s sister ship H.M.S. Phoenix.