Thursday, 16 August 2012

SS Terra Nova - found!

Very exciting news from the Schmidt Ocean Institute - the SS Terra Nova, built in 1884 for use as a Whaler but became more famous for it's use as a polar research vessel, especially with the 1910-12 British Antarctic Expedition, more well known as the Terra Nova Expedition in which Captain Scott attempted to reach the South Pole, succeeded but was not first and then died, has been found near Greenland where it sunk in the 1940's;

http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/826

For more about the SS Terra Nova;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_Nova_(ship)

And the expedition it is most famous for;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_Nova_Expedition

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