One-hundred-and-sixty-seven years after the Franklin expedition met its demise in the Arctic ice, a historic discovery has been made: the first artifact in decades from one of the two lost Royal Navy Ships has been found.
The Franklin Expedition: 19-May-1845 through date?? The purpose of the expedition was to map-out the North-West Passage from Europe to Asia. 134 sailors and officers were aboard the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. None of them returned.