Shipwrecks in the Arctic Ocean: Voyage of the Karluk

9781156604021: Shipwrecks in the Arctic Ocean: Voyage of the Karluk

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 57. Chapters: Shipwrecks in the Barents Sea, Shipwrecks in the Kara Sea, Shipwrecks of the Canadian Arctic coast, World War II shipwrecks in the Arctic Ocean, Russian submarine K-141 Kursk, Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets, Voyage of the Karluk, German battleship Scharnhorst, HMS Edinburgh, HMS Mahratta, HMS Investigator, USS Jeannette, HMS Matabele, HMCS Karluk, HMS Achates, HMS Terror, SS Henry Bacon, USS Herndon, Soviet submarine K-159, HMS Erebus, A. T. Gifford, German submarine U-771, HMS Bluebell, USS Howick Hall, HMS Kite, FV Gaul, Terra Nova, HMS Trinidad, SS Chelyuskin, Baychimo, German destroyer Z7 Hermann Schoemann, Icebreaker Sibiryakov, SS Vega, HMS Bickerton, Fox, Icebreaker Sadko, HMS Somali, USS El Capitan, Soviet submarine S-80, SS Revoljucija, SM U-28, German submarine U-362, German training ship Bremse, ORP Jastrz?b, SS Nascopie, Auxiliary Steamship Isabel, ORP Orkan, Soviet minesweeper T-114, Keith Jessop, Octavius, Soviet minesweeper T-118, Soviet minesweeper T-120, Maud, Soviet minesweeper T-111, HMS Assistance, HMS Hecla, German destroyer Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt, HMS Denbigh Castle, HNoMS Glommen, German submarine U-88, HMS Fury. Excerpt: The last voyage of HMCS Karluk, flagship of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, ended with the loss of the ship and the subsequent deaths of nearly half her complement. On her outward voyage in August 1913 Karluk, a brigantine formerly used as a whaler, became trapped in the Arctic ice while sailing to a rendezvous point at Herschel Island. After a long drift across the Beaufort and Chukchi seas the ship was crushed and sunk. In the ensuing months the crew and expedition staff struggled to survive, first on the ice and later on the shores of Wrangel Island. In all, eleven men died before help could reach them. The Canadian Arctic Expedition was organised under the leadership o...

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