HMS Fury (1814)
|Ordered:||5 June 1813|
|Builder:||Mrs Mary Ross, Rochester, Kent|
|Laid down:||September 1813|
|Launched:||4 April 1814|
|Reclassified:||Converted to Arctic discovery vessel, 1821|
|Fate:||Bilged in Prince Regent Inlet, Baffin Island and abandoned, 25 August 1825|
|Class & type:||Hecla-class bomb vessel|
|Tons burthen:||372 1⁄94 tons bm|
|Length:||105 ft (32.0 m) (overall)
86 ft 1.25 in (26.2 m) (keel)
|Beam:||28 ft 6 in (8.7 m)|
|Depth of hold:||13 ft 10 in (4.22 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged|
|Armament:||10 × 24-pounder carronades
2 × 6-pounder guns
1 × 13-inch (330 mm) mortar
1 × 10-inch (250 mm) mortar
The ship was ordered on 5 June 1813 from the yard of Mrs Mary Ross at Rochester, Kent, laid down in September, and launched on 4 April 1814.
The ship was then converted to an Arctic exploration ship, and made two journeys to the Arctic under the command of William Edward Parry. Both voyages were made in company with her sister ship, Hecla.
Her first Arctic journey in 1821 was Parry's second in search of the Northwest Passage. The farthest 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.
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 25 August 1825 at what has since been called Fury Beach on Somerset Island. Her stores were unloaded onto the beach and came to the rescue of John Ross (Arctic explorer) when he lost his ship on his 1829 expedition.
The Anchor of HMS Fury (1814) is on permanent display near a parade field at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean.
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