Navy sail canvas

A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A fragment of navy sail canvas found in the grave of Lieutenant John Irving, Irving Bay, King William Island by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79. It is stenciled in black 'NAVY SAIL CANVAS'. It was used as a shroud for the body.

Object Details

ID: AAA2242
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Navy sail canvas
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, Schwatka, 1878-1880
Vessels: Terror (1813)
Date made: circa 1845
People: Irving, John
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 440 x 410 mm

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