Parry, British Naval Northwest passage Expedition, 1824-1825

Scope and Content

  • MS 438/10;BJ List of visitors on board HMS Hecla while fitting out, April to May 1824, 1 volume
  • MS 647/5;D Memoranda, 12 May 1824 [HMS Hecla regarding services of Lieutenant Joseph Nias] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1824-1825 (led by Parry) sailed from London in May 1824. Henry Parkyns Hoopner commanded HMS Fury with Parry on board HMS Hecla. Once again John Franklin was leading an overland expedition at the same time (British Naval Exploring Expedition, 1825-1827). After wintering at Port Bowen, Baffin Island HMS Fury was driven aground on Somerset Island and the crew were transferred to HMS Hecla for the voyage home.



Related Material

For additional material relating to this expedition see SPRI collections GB 015 William Mogg