Investigator HMS Add to My Archive Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig Survey Vessel Built 1848 Built In Greenock Tonnage 422 Built By Scott & Co. Demise abandoned in 3 June 1853 VoyagesView Full List Description HMS Investigator was a merchant ship purchased in 1848 to search for Sir John Franklin's lost expedition. She made two voyages to the Arctic and had to be abandoned in 1853 after becoming trapped in the ice. Her wreckage was found in July 2010 on Banks Island, in the Beaufort Sea. She was the fourth ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Investigator_(1848) (accessed on 23/2/2018); Media Upload Media Sources Reference Log of Logs, Vol 3 Location South Australian Maritime Museum Author Ian Nicholson Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.