Wine bottle

A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48, found by the Franklin Search Expedition,1850-51, led by Captain Horatio Austin. This wine bottle was found on Beechey Island by a party from HMS 'Assistance' led by Captain Erasmus Ommanney (1814-1904) on the 23 August 1850. The bottle was presented to the Royal United Services Institute by John Barrow (1808-1898).

Object Details

ID: AAA2031
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Wine bottle
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, Austin, 1850-1851
Vessels: Assistance (1835)
Date made: circa 1845
People: Barrow, John; Royal United Service Institution
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Measurements: Overall: 279 x 83 mm

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