Sir John Franklin Memorial, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Sir John Franklin Memorial

Richard Westmacott, Jr (1775-1856)

Marble

c.8' high x 10' wide

Vestibule of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, London SE10

The inscription on the plinth under the list of the expedition members reads:

BENEATH LIE THE REMAINS / OF ONE OF FRANKLIN'S COMPANIONS / WHO PERISHED IN THE ARCTIC REGIONS / 1848 / DISCOVERED AND BROUGHT AWAY FROM / KING WILLIAM'S LAND BY CAPTAIN HALL / THE UNITED STATES ARCTIC EXPLORER / 1869.

Photographs, captions, and commentary below by Jacqueline Banerjee, with many thanks to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, for permission to reproduce the pictures. [Click on all images for larger pictures.]