Memorial to Joseph René Bellot, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London

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. [Commentary continues below; mouse over the text to look for links.]

Photograph and text 2009 by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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