Long-lost ship from Franklin expedition found. A Canadian search team has unlocked one of the world's great exploration mysteries with the discovery of one of the two lost ships from Sir John Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition. Here's a video from the underwater vehicle 11 metres below the surface.
one of two ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been found, Canada's prime minister announced Tuesday in a discovery that could unlock one of history's biggest mysteries and swell Canadian pride. Last seen in the 1840s while under the command of Rear Adm. Sir John Franklin, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror have long been among the most sought-after prizes in marine archaeology and the subject of songs, poems and novels.