Fenomena (chi_minh) wrote in little_details,

Ships used for polar expeditions in 19th century

Setting: Fantasy, so there is some leeway, but I want this detail to be relatively close to reality.
Googled: various combinations of "north pole, expedition, ship, arctic ocean" and a few historic names

Okay, this is going to be pretty specific.
I'm planning on drawing a comic, which has a small sequence that takes place on the northpole. My problem is finding reference for ships that would have been used in the 19th century for exploring the north pole. If possible, I want it to be rather small. A steering wheel would be important as well, so I would need some "indoor shots" as well.

I've searched wikipedia and google for famous expeditions and tried finding pictures of the ships used by researching both their names and the names of the captains.
Either I'm doing it wrong (which could be the case, since I have no idea about ships and such) or I'm making it too specific. But I fear that the only thing I could change would be the time frame :/ 18th century or 20th century would be okay as well, but I really want it to be 19th century

Uhm, and I'm sorry in case this post is not understandable XD English is my second language.
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), ~boats and other things that float

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