An etching of HMS Resolute from December 1856.
|Builder||T&W Smith of Newcastle, UK|
|Fate||1854, left locked in Arctic ice|
|Acquired||1855, found adrift in ice|
|Fate||1856, restored and returned to UK as a gift|
|Tons burthen||424 bm|
|Length||115 ft (35 m)|
|Beam||28.5 ft (8.7 m)|
|Sail plan||3-masted barque|
HMS Resolute was a mid-19th-century barque-rigged ship of the British Royal Navy, specially outfitted for Arctic exploration. Resolute became trapped in the ice and was abandoned in 1854. Recovered by an American whaler, she was returned to Queen Victoria in 1856. Timbers from the ship were later used to construct the Resolute desk which was presented to the President of the United States and is currently located in the White House Oval Office.