Advance (AG, 1850): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

USS Advance (1850-1855)

In the ice in Lancaster Sound on 26 September 1850.
From Surgeon Elisha Kent Kane's account of the First Grinnell Expedition.

Photo No. None
Source: The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin (1854, new edition 1857)

 
USS Advance (1850-1855)

Still in the ice in February 1851.
Her consort USS Rescue is in the distance.

Photo No. None
Source: The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin (1854, new edition 1857)

 
USS Advance (1850-1855)

A romantic view of Advance early in her second Arctic voyage in 1853 from Surgeon Elisha Kent Kane's account of the Second Grinnell Expedition.
The rendering of her brigantine rig is accurate.

Photo No. None
Source: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin 1853, '54, '55 (1856)

 
USS Advance (1850-1855)

Shortly after icing in at her final moorings in Rensselaer Harbor, Greenland, in September 1853.

Photo No. None
Source: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin 1853, '54, '55 (1856)

 
USS Rescue (1850-1851)

Advance's smaller consort during the First Grinnell Expedition on the ice in Lancaster Sound circa January 1851.

Photo No. None
Source: The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin (1854, new edition 1857)