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TERROR Bomb Built in 1813, Topsham.
Fitted with engine and lifting propeller in 1845.
Abandoned in 1848.

  • 1814 John SHERIDAN, to America.

    In August 1814 he took part in an an attack on Stonington which was being used as a base for American attacks with 'torpedoes' on British ships off New London.
    DISPATCH had anchored within pistol shot on the 9th. but PACTOLUS could not close enough to support her so the brig was withdrawn having had 2 men killed and 12 wounded.
    On the 11th. TERROR threw some shells and carcasses into the town forcing the enemy to pull their guns back to the outside of the town where they had assembled 3,000 militia.
    RAMILLES and PACTOLUS were then able to go in as close as the shallowness of the water allowed and fire several broadsides.
  • In the spring of 1815 TERROR was in Cumberland Sound with CEYLON and DEVASTATION and she sailed with them to Bermuda on her way home.
    At Bermuda Capt. SHERIDAN was promoted to post captain and appointed to command LEVANT which had been captured by the USS CONSTITUTION off the coast of Africa on 28 February but recaptured by NEWCASTLE on 8 March and taken into Bermuda.
    Capt. MOORSOM of GOREE was appointed to TERROR for the passage back to England.
  • 1816 1827 Portsmouth.
  • 1827 William FLETCHER, 12/1827, Portsmouth.
  • 1828 David HOPE, 01/1828, Portsmouth. She sailed on 29 January 1828 crammed with stores because the dockyard commissioner, who had organised the stowing, refused to allow any to be off loaded.
    After passing the Lizard on 9 February the weather worsened and some of the stores had to be thrown overboard in the Bay of Biscay to save the ship.
    They passed Lisbon on the 17th. and the following morning they were about 30 miles off Cape St. Vincent when the wind began to freshen.
    By the evening it was blowing a hurricane and heavy seas were breaking across the deck carrying away the boats.
    Under storm-stay-sails she was unable to claw off shore and when both bower anchor chains snapped she was driven ashore on the 19 February in a small sandy cove on the rocky coast near Villanova de Mille Fuentes.
    Only one man was lost, he had been swept overboard with the barge.
  • At daylight they saw a large British brig lying wrecked a couple of hundred yards away and a large number of Portuguese gathering for the expected plunder.
    They refused to secure a line HOPE had floated ashore until he fired a few musket shots, then a seaman swam ashore and a hawser was secured.
    The 27,000 pounds in coin that TERROR was carrying to Malta was first taken ashore and guarded by marines with a battery of two 6-pounders, then sails and other provisions were taken off to provide shelter for the ship's company.
    Lieuts. Charles Henry BAKER and Sir William DICKINSON were sent to Lisbon to inform Lord Amelius BEAUCLERK of the disaster.
    A few days later a frigate and a brig arrived from the Tagus and took off the specie but the bad weather prevented them from landing any provisions.
  • Despite recommendations that TERROR should be sold as a wreck HOPE considered that she could be saved and using two cables and an anchor from a frigate succeeded in turning her round and then floating her off on a spring tide on 17 March.
    The following day, in spite of making 8 feet of water an hour, she was taken along the coast and run ashore in the harbour of Villanova.
    Here, at a cost of 100, her leaks were repaired and she was able to return to home unaccompanied.
  • On arrival at Plymouth Cdr. HOPE was appointed to METEOR and Lieut. Charles HOTHAM and midshipman Robert CLEUGH were both promoted.
  • 1836 George BACK, 05/1836, On 23 June 1836 he sailed from Papa Westra in the Orkneys for the Arctic intending to enter Hudson Bay, land at Repulse Bay and take a party across the south of the Melville Peninsular.
    TERROR crossed the Davis' Straits six weeks later where they encountered an enormous iceberg, not less than 200 feet high.
    For the next nine months they were beset in the ice and drifted with it for several hundred miles to the north of Charles Island in Hudson Strait.
    It was fortunate that for four months of this time TERROR was lifted clear of the water on to a raft of ice which saved her from being crushed.
    On 11 July 1837 she finally broke free of the ice but was almost capsized by a small submerged berg.
    After patching and caulking to make her seaworthy she limped back to Loch Swilly on 3 September. She paid off at Chatham on 17 November 1837.
  • 1838 Chatham.
  • 1839 Francis CROZIER, 05/1839.
    Accompanied James ROSS in EREBUS on voyage to the Antarctic.
  • 1844 Woolwich.
  • 1845 Francis CROZIER, 03/1845.
    Sailed to the Arctic with Sir John Franklin EREBUS to seek the N. W. Passage.
    The two vessels were strengthened and engines were fitted and they were provisioned for three years.
    They left Greenhithe on 19 May and during the third week of July reached Disco in Greenland were a transport took on board the last letters from the crews.
    The last sighting was by a whaler on 26 July when they were waiting to enter the ice in Baffin Bay.
    The first winter was passed near Beechey Island in the Barrow Strait where the graves of three men were found later.
    The two ships were abandoned in the ice and all the

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