Memorial to Joseph René Bellot
Philip Hardwick (1792-1870)
Red Aberdeen granite
Cutty Sark Park
Greenwich, London SE10
Lieutenant Bellot (1826-1852) embarked from Greenwich in 1851 on his last voyage, as a volunteer on H.M.S. Phoenix. This was one of a number of expeditions involved in the search for Sir John Franklin, whose own expedition had gone missing in the Arctic on an earlier voyage to find the North-West Passage. [continued below]
Photograph and text 2009 by Jacqueline Banerjee.
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