Balloon used by Franklin search expeditions for distributing messages. Red and white paper enclosed in silk net. One half of the balloon is numbered AAA4347. The other half is numbered AAA4347.1.

Object Details

ID: AAA4347.1
Type: Balloon
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Shepherd, George
Date made: 1852-3; 1852-1853
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Measurements: Overall: 1420 mm x 1070 mm x 620 mm
Parts: Balloon

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