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HMS METEOR, the former HMS STARR rebuilt as a bomb vessel, and armed with a 13” and a 10” mortar, was one of five bomb vessels which took part in the bombardment of Fort McHenry at Baltimore, Maryland on September 12th and 13th, 1814.  Some of “the bombs bursting in air” that inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner came from METEOR

Another of the bomb vessels that took part in the bombardment of Fort McHenry was HMS TERROR, later stranded in the ice during the Franklin expedition of 1845 and only discovered in 2016 in the Canadian arctic.