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Source: The Illustrated London News, June 15, 1850, p.424
The vessel purchased by Lady Franklin, in order to proceed by a different route from the other expedition in search of her noble husband, and named the Prince Albert, took her departure from Aberdeen harbour on Wednesday evening week. The vessel was fitted out by Messrs. Duthie, and is of small dimensions. Lady Franklin arrived on Monday, and, after taking a friendly interest in the arrangements, witnessed from the pier the departure of the vessel. The Prince Albert was tugged out of the harbour about eight o'clock. She is manned by about twenty superior seamen, under the direction of Commander Forsyth.
See also: The Franklin Expedition