Ross, British Relief Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 555;SL Log book, 21 December 1835 to 26 September 1836 [On board Cove] 1 volume

Administrative / Biographical History

This relief expedition was sent to the Davis Strait to rescue whalers who had been stranded there during the 1835 season. The venture was supported by both the British Admiralty and by private subscription. Ross captained HMS Cove with Francis Crozier and Erasmus Ommanney serving as lieutenants.



Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for Francis Crozier and Sir Erasmus Ommanney.


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