USS JEANNETTE
The Three Masted Steamer was Crushed by Artic Ice.
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Says Lary on 7-27-18
On a US Navy expedition in the 19th century to find the Northwest Passage.
Named for Lt. Cmdr. De LONG
The Jeannette was
originally HMS Pandora.
 There were (10) Pandora's.


Build by: Pembroke Dockyard in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  Launched 7 February 1861
Sold for Arctic Exploration on 13 January 1875 and renamed USS Jeannette in 1881.
General characteristics:   Type:        Gunboat
Tonnage:        
428 tons (Builders Measure)
Displacement:        570 long tons (580 t)
Length:        142 ft (43 m)
Beam:        25 ft (7.6 m)
Draft:        13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine and/or Sails
Sail plan:        Bark-rigged
Complement:        
28 officers and men
Perhaps this was the Steam Engine
Made by King Iron Works Buffalo, NY
400 HP (298.4 kw)  w/72 RPM
High pressure cylinder, bore 26 in. (66 cm)
Low pressure cylinder, bore 54 in. (137.2 cm)
Stroke 36 in. (91.4 cm)
University of Washington climate scientist Kevin Wood; with the support of the National Archives,
enlisted the help of citizen-scientists to examine digitized scans of
the log entries and transcribe the information.
While the handwriting is too difficult for computers to decipher, human volunteers can extract the meaning from the decades-old pen strokes to add them to the climate record.
University of Washington News!
A  Siberian adventurer (Andrey Khoroshev, Yakutsk based director, screenwriter, TV presenter and traveller)
 is planning to find and raise the wreck of the historic vessel which sank
during an exploration of the Arctic in 1881.

The British-built vessel lies off the most northerly island of the country's largest region,
the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia.
The Siberian Times
'They had three boats to haul, often through deep, soggy snow, reaching at times to their waists.
To make for the New Siberian Islands was their endeavour; and when they had been on
the retreat some weeks De Long secured a good observation of the sun,
and learned to his infinite chagrin they had drifted twenty-four miles into the northwest,
so that after daily marching, amid unheard-of difficulties, some twenty-five miles a day
for two weeks, they had retroceded twenty-four miles.'

With only a slender hope of survival, they slowly headed south,
aiming ultimately to reach the vast delta of the Lena River in the Laptev Sea.
Pulling their provisions, and three small boats, on sledges,
the following month they reached another uncharted island, which they claimed for the USA.

They named it Bennett Island, after Gordon Bennett junior,
an eccentric American newspaper tycoon who inspired and funded the Arctic mission.