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Encyclopedia > HMS Fury (1814)

HMS Fury was a Hecla-class bomb vessel. Built in the 1810's, she saw wartime service in an attack on Barbary pirates at Algiers in August, 1816. Later, she was converted to an Arctic exploration ship. Bomb vessels attacking Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore A bomb ketch, bomb vessel, bomb ship, or simply bomb was a type of wooden sailing naval ship. ... Though at least a proportion of them are better described as privateers, the Barbary pirates operated out of Tunis, Tripoli, Algiers, Salè and ports in Morocco, preying on shipping in the western Mediterranean Sea from the time of the Crusades as well as on ships on their way to Asia... Algiers Algiers (French Alger, Arabic الجزائر El-Jezair, i. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border The Arctic is the area around the Earths North Pole. ...


The Fury made two journeys to the Arctic under the command of William Edward Parry. Both voyages were made in company with her sister ship, HMS Hecla. Sir William Edward Parry (December 19, 1790 - July 8, 1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer. ... HMS Hecla was a Hecla-class bomb ship. ...


Her first Arctic journey in 1821 was Parry's second in search of the Northwest Passage. The furthest point on this trip, the perpetually frozen strait between Foxe Basin and the Gulf of Boothia, was named after the two ships: Fury and Hecla Strait. 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Popular Northwest Passage routes through the Canadian archipelago This article describes the route through the Canadian Arctic. ... Foxe Basin is a shallow portion of the Hudson Bay located between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula. ...


On her second Arctic trip, Fury was commanded by Henry Parkyns Hoppner while Parry, in overall command of the expedition, moved to Hecla. This voyage was disastrous for the Fury. She was damaged by ice while overwintering and was abandoned on August 25, 1825 at what has since been called Fury Beach on Somerset Island. Her stores were unloaded onto the ice, and came to the rescue of many Arctic explorers over the next few decades. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Somerset Island within Nunavut This article is about Somerset Island in Canada. ...


External Links

  • Naval History of Great Britain
  • Volume I of Parry's "Voyages"
  • Volume II of Parry's "Voyages"

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HMS Fury (1814) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
The Fury made two journeys to the Arctic under the command of William Edward Parry.
On her second Arctic trip, Fury was commanded by Henry Parkyns Hoppner while Parry, in overall command of the expedition, moved to Hecla.
She was damaged by ice while overwintering and was abandoned on August 25, 1825 at what has since been called Fury Beach on Somerset Island.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Hecla-class (176 words)
HMS Hecla (1815) Was commanded by William Edward Parry for all of his exploration of the North West Passage.
HMS Fury accompanied the Hecla on two of her Arctic voyages, but was lost to the ice on the second.
HMS Aetna and the Erebus were involved in the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814.
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