The wreck of the HMS Terror ship, the latter ship of the British explorer Sir John Franklin expedition, which started in 1845 to find a new maritime ways to connect the Atlantic Ocean of the Pacific Ocean, was found in the arctic zone. The Parks Canada teams, a non-governmental organisation of marine archaeology made this discovery. The archaeologists discovered the remaining of the HMS Terror at about 96 kilometers away from the place where the ship was flattened by ice. According to the British newspaper The Guardian, the structure of the ship was almost intact on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.
On September 3, 2016, the 10 crew members of the Martin-Bergmann ship board discovered HMS Terror with the three broken sticks. The wreck was found in the normal navigation position with all the traps closed, in the Terror Golf zone, from the King William Island. One week after this ship was found, a robot led through audio waves was placed inside the wreck, to inspect the HMS Terror. The discovery was possible due to some information offered by a Inuit who said that he saw a big piece of wood getting out of the ice. With the help of the introduced GPS coordinates, the ship was found. With two years ago, HMS Erebus, the other ship that took part of the expedition, was found. In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his two ships went from the Great Britain in an expedition of discovering the Northern Passage. The two ships sunk in 1848, being caught in a thumbscrew of ice, in the Victoria Strait. Some of the members of the two crews drowned and the bodies of those who managed to make it on the shore were found preserved in ice, in 1859, by a search vessel sent by the John Franklin’s widow.