HMS Erebus Bell Recovered As Divers Visit Site Of Legendary Franklin Expedition

November 12, 2014 10:22 AM

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The deck itself is difficult to see in the footage since it's covered with marine life. But the bell, made of brass, was lying on top of it, completely exposed.

The bell contains the "broad arrow," which signifies that it was property of the British government, and the date 1845. That's when the ship was outfitted for the expedition. The bell is being scanned for evidence of other marks or writing.

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