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Type: Discovery vessel ; late Bomb ; Armament As a Bomb: 10 (1 × 13 mortar, 1 × 10 mortar, 2 × 6, 8 × 24)
Launched : 29 Jun 1813 ; Disposal date or year : 1848
Disposal Details : Abandoned in the Arctic Ice
BM: 326 tons
Portsmouth 5 Apr 1814 Will sail tomorrow morning for North America.
Portsmouth 6 Apr 1814 Went down to St. Helen's preparatory to sailing in the morning with troops for North America.
Circa 9 Jul 1814 Ramillies arrived Shelburne, N.B., with the Spencer, Terror, bomb, and 2 transports with the 102nd Regt.
12 Sep 1814 Erebus, Meteor, Ętna, Terror, Volcano, and Devastation move up the Patapsco in preparation for an attack on Baltimore, commencing their bombardment on Fort M'Henry, the Star Fort, and the water batteries on the 13th, being ordered to withdraw on the 14th.
13-15 Dec 1814 Rota, Devastation and Terror, along with the ships' boats, made attacks on the fort and barracks, at Point Petre, St.-Mary's and up the St.-Mary's river.
18 Mar 1815, wind and weather etc. permitting, was supposed to be departing Charleston, at the end of the war, with the Albion, Ceylon, and Devastation, if she could cross the bar.
Portsmouth 28 Feb 1824 To be commissioned in a few days for an expedition to Algiers.
Portsmouth 6 Sep 1824 Arrived from Algiers and Gibraltar, last from Lisbon, and now under quarantine at the Motherbank.
Portsmouth 29 Jan 1828 Sailed for the Mediterranean.
St. Ubes 19 Feb 1828 Wrecked at Villanova de Melfontes : 1 man lost. Reportedly salvaged by David Hope in the Meteor.
Jul 1830 Plymouth.
Plymouth 26 Dec 1835 The Terror is being fitted out for a passage to the Davis Straits with clothing and provisions for whalers which are said to be frozen in the ice. It is also reported that Captain Ross has already sailed from Hull in the Cove in search of these vessels, so I would guess the planns for the Terror were shelved.
Portsmouth 21 May 1836 it is reported that having been strengthened during her preparation for the search for ice-bound whaling vessels in the northern seas, for which she was never used, the Terror is now to be used as a vessel of discovery to survey the coast of North America from Cape Turnagain to Victoria Headland, under Captain Black.
Orkney 21 Jun 1836 the Rhadamanthus has arrived with the Terror in tow in preparation for the latter's exploration of the North-West Passage.
1 Aug 1836 is reported to be in Hudson's Straits - lat 62 ; long 71.
28 Jul 1839 Portsmouth Acting Gunner John Lumsden, appointed to the Terror. 4 Sep 1841, Commander Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier (1837), of the Terror, promoted to captain. 20 Apr 1841, at Hobart Town. 21 May 1841, at Hobart Town. 5 Mar 1845 Commissioned at Woolwich Tues last.
11 Jun 1845 Erebus and Terror are to make a further attempt to find the north-west passage by sea from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and the US Navy is instructed to afford every assistance.
20 Dec 1848 Discovery ship. Particular Service.