The article below posed the question, "Who was the unknown Canadian purchaser of HMS Terror?" It was sold at an art auction in the UK. I suggested one option that the painting might have been purchased by a branch of the Canadian Forces. (It would have looked pretty good hanging in the Officer's Club on University Avenue, in Toronto)
Well, dear readers - the cat is out of the bag and the winner of HMS Terror is:
The Canadian Museum of Civilization
The Montreal Gazette reports that Dan Morrison, a specialist in Arctic archaelogy at Canada's main history museum says, that HMS Terror was a "Ship of enormous historical significance for Canada."
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