Mogg, British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1824-1825

Scope and Content

  • MS 271;BJ Journal, 1824 to 1825 [HMS Hecla] typescript, photocopy

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Naval North West Passage Expedition, 1824-1825 (leader William Edward Parry) sailed north towards Prince Regent Inlet and the American mainland in May 1824. Henry Parkyns Hoopner commanded HMS Fury with Parry in HMS Hecla. After wintering at Port Bowen, Baffin Island in August 1825, HMS Fury was forced aground at Fury Point, Somerset Island, and Parry reluctantly decided to abandon the expedition, both crews sailing in HMS Hecla for the return to England. Despite its limited success, the expedition extended the survey of Prince Regent Inlet and conducted valuable geographical and scientific observations.



Alternative Form Available

This is a copy

Related Material

SEE SPRI collection GB 015 Sir William Edward Parry for additional material relating to this expedition. The Institute also holds an archival collection for fellow expedition member Edward Kendall

Location of Originals

Original journal at the University of Southampton (1982)

Corporate Names