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The HMS Terror and HMS Erebus were the two ship the British Navy sent out in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage across the Arctic with the objective of having a shorter trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This expedition was and is best known as the Franklin Expedition.
The ships were almost identical and had been involved with explorations previously. For the Franklin Expedition a number of changes were made.
To prepare for this model I obtained plans for both the Erebus and the Terror from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The much research was done to gather more information and details about the ships. It turned out the there was more information in books and on the Internet about the Terror so I decided to model it.
October 16, 2023
Keel, stem and stern posts mounted on the building
board. The keelson and other timber laying
The framing of the model is now in place. Next comes the inner and outer planking.
View of the models framing from the front quarter.
View from the rear quarter.
Framing interior looking towards the bow. The
upper three beams running the length of the model
Framing interior looking aft. Note the hole in
the bulkhead. It is for the shaft that will