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Background imageDisappeared Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Percy H Fawcett, British explorer

Percy H Fawcett, British explorer
PERCY H FAWCETT British explorer who disappeared while exploring the Matto Grosso of Brazil

Background imageDisappeared Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imageDisappeared Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageDisappeared Collection: The Silent Pool, Newlands Corner, Surrey, 1926

The Silent Pool, Newlands Corner, Surrey, 1926
Photograph showing the Silent Pool at Newlands Corner, Surrey, during 1926. The Police dragged the pool, that year, in their search for Agatha Christie, the novelist and playwright

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Flannan Islands Lighthouse Keepers Disappearance 1901

Flannan Islands Lighthouse Keepers Disappearance 1901
Page from The Sphere reporting on the mysterious disappearance of three staff from the Flannan Islands Lighthouse. James Ducat, principal keeper

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Portrait of Ethel Le Neve

Portrait of Ethel Le Neve
Ethel Le Neve, Dr Crippens mistress. Dr Crippen, an American citizen, lived at 39 Hilldrop Cresent, Camden, London. He was accused of murdering his wife when she disappeared under suspicious

Background imageDisappeared Collection: LIONEL BUSTER CRABB

LIONEL BUSTER CRABB Commander Crabb, underwater sabotage agent and alleged double-agent, who disappeared whilst investigating the Russian cruiser Ordkhonikidze Date: 1910 - 1956

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Flannan Isles Lighthouse

Flannan Isles Lighthouse
Artists impression of the Flannan Isles lighthouse in the Outer Hebrides where three lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappeared without trace in December 1900

Background imageDisappeared Collection: The end of the Tichborne trial

The end of the Tichborne trial
The final hour of the long running Tichborne trial, for the conviction of Mr Arthur Orton for perjury. The claimants farewell to the judge

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Entrance to the dockyard, Portsmouth

Entrance to the dockyard, Portsmouth
Entrance to the dockyard at Portsmouth, where Lieutenant Commander Lionel Kenneth Phillip Buster Crabb (1909-1956) disappeared on 19 April 1956

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs

Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs
Over the 40 years that we have been writing about these battlefields, there has been many attempts to signpost the places of interest

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Short S. 38 - SA. 1 Sturgeon S. 1 RK797

Short S. 38 - SA. 1 Sturgeon S. 1 RK797
Short S.38/SA.1 Sturgeon S.1 RK797, the first prototype of a new carrier-borne strike and reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Navy

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Donald Maclean, English diplomat and KGB spy

Donald Maclean, English diplomat and KGB spy
Donald Duart Maclean (1913-1983), the former English Foreign Office diplomat and member of the Cambridge Spies, who spied for the KGB during the Second World War and beyond

Background imageDisappeared Collection: RED RIDER AT BRAMHALL

RED RIDER AT BRAMHALL
On a stormy knight a sinister Red Rider appears at Bramhall Hall, Cheshire & is made welcome. In the morning he has disappeared & the Knight of Bramhall Hall is found dead

Background imageDisappeared Collection: The Princes in the Tower

The Princes in the Tower - Prince Edward (King Edward V) and his younger brother, Prince Richard, Duke of York, who disappeared from the Tower of London during the reign of their uncle

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Prince Arthur leaping from the tower

Prince Arthur leaping from the tower. Prince Arthur, Duke of Brittany, was imprisoned and then disappeared - the story of his fall from a tower probably originates in Shakespeares play, King John

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Hanriot HD-1 flown by Charles Nungesser

Hanriot HD-1 flown by Charles Nungesser
The Hanriot HD-1 flown by famed World War I French Ace Charles Nungesser in the 1925 movie The Sky Raider, with Nungessers distinctive badge on the fuselage side

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Paulo Alfonso falls on the Sao Francisco River

Paulo Alfonso falls on the Sao Francisco River (Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso). E. F. Schute, ca 1850. Paulo Alfonso Falls, together with the Iguazu Falls, were the most important falls in Brazil

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Tichborne House

Tichborne House, Alresford, Hants. The family home of Mr Roger Tichborne. Mr Orton was sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment, for claiming to be Mr Roger Tichborne

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Lionel Buster Crabb, frogman and diver

Lionel Buster Crabb, frogman and diver
Lieutenant Commander Lionel Kenneth Phillip Buster Crabb (1909-1956), British Royal Naval frogman and MI6 diver (some would say sabotage agent and alleged double agent)

Background imageDisappeared Collection: ALARCON, Hernando de (1500- )-. Spanish navigator

ALARCON, Hernando de (1500- )-. Spanish navigator and explorer. He drew the first geographical map of the peninsula of California and the western coast of Mexico

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Entrance to the docks, Portsmouth

Entrance to the docks, Portsmouth
Entrance to the docks at Portsmouth, where Lieutenant Commander Lionel Kenneth Phillip Buster Crabb (1909-1956) disappeared on 19 April 1956

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Patricia Rose, former girlfriend of Lionel Buster Crabb

Patricia Rose, former girlfriend of Lionel Buster Crabb
Patricia Rose, former girlfriend of Lieutenant Commander Lionel Kenneth Phillip Buster Crabb (1909-1956), British Royal Naval frogman and MI6 diver

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Sallyport Hotel, Portsmouth

Sallyport Hotel, Portsmouth
Reception of the Sallyport Hotel, Portsmouth, where Lieutenant Commander Lionel Kenneth Phillip Buster Crabb (1909-1956) stayed on the night of 18/19 April 1956

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Canadair CL-44 C-GACH Batchair Miami

Canadair CL-44 C-GACH Batchair Miami
Ex-RCAF Yukon of 437 Squadron Canadair CL-44 registered as C-GACH by Batchair for ferrying to Peru. Disappeared on a flight from Peru to Venezuela in 1976 Date: 1975

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Crew on board SV Inverness-shire

Crew on board SV Inverness-shire
Crew on board the sailing vessel Inverness-shire, built in 1894 in Glasgow, sold in 1915, and renamed Svartskog in 1916, disappeared in 1920 in the Bermuda Triangle area, while sailing from Newport

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Capitaine Saint-Roman

Capitaine Saint-Roman
Capitaine SAINT-ROMAN French aviator who disappeared into the Atlantic while attempting a flight from Saint- Louis de Senegal to Port Natal. Date: ? - 1927

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Italian poster, Luce Di Scomparsi, WW1

Italian poster, Luce Di Scomparsi, WW1
An Italian poster commemorating those lost during the First World War, with the words Luce Di Scomparsi, showing an Italian soldier with a cemetery in the background. Date: 1915-1918

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Flannan Isles

Flannan Isles
Impression of the second landing place on the remote Flannan Isles where three lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappeared in December 1900

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Flannan Isles Landing

Flannan Isles Landing
The first landing place near the Flannan Isles lighthouse in the Outer Hebrides where three lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappeared in December 1900

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Captain James Fitzjamess Cabin aboard HMS Erebus, 1845

Captain James Fitzjamess Cabin aboard HMS Erebus, 1845
Engraving showing Captain James Fitzjamess cabin aboard HMS Erebus, pictured shortly before departure, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Crowds waiting for news outside the Tichborne Trial

Crowds waiting for news outside the Tichborne Trial
The final hour of the long running Tichborne trial, for the conviction of Mr Arthur Orton for perjury. The crowds gather in the surrounding streets for the verdict

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Percy Harrison Fawcett (1867-1925)

Percy Harrison Fawcett (1867-1925)
Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel P.H. Fawcett, the English explorer, c.1925. In May 1925 Fawcett disappeared near the Xingu River in the Brazilian jungle and was never seen again

Background imageDisappeared Collection: Queen Victoria visiting HMS Resolute, Cowes, 1856

Queen Victoria visiting HMS Resolute, Cowes, 1856
Engraving showing Queen Victoria of Great Britain boarding the Arctic exploration ship HMS Resolute in Cowes Harbour, 15th December 1856


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