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“I figured it might be one of the boats that they’ve been looking for so many years,” recalls Kogvik, referring to the two ships— Erebus and Terror—that disappeared in the Northwest Passage nearly 170 years ago, along with the Royal Navy’s Sir John Franklin and 128 of his men. So Kogvik put his arm around the mast and Klungnatuk snapped a picture (Kogvik also gave it a bear hug, lifting himself from the ground). But Kogvik later lost his camera and the two men decided not to tell anyone about the find, lest people think they made it up. Kogvik’s resolve to keep the story to himself hardened after Klungnatuk died in an ATV accident the following year.

The Leading Stoker sitting in the middle is his brother William 'Fred' Frederick Ede. The man on the right is, I have reason to believe, Frank's brother Stoker Second Class Edward 'Ted' Charles Ede. The three good conduct pay chevrons on Fred's left arm indicate a service of nine or so years; I believe he joined the Royal Navy in 1919 or 1920.

Indefatigable appeared not to be a lucky ship. She had been beset with technical problems since her completion - culminating in the complete break-down of her arresting wires. 


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