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RRS Discovery - Dundee, Scotland, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 56° 27.417 W 002° 58.082
30V E 501970 N 6256939
Quick Description: The RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, she was launched in 1901. She is now the centrepiece of visitor attraction in her home, Dundee.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/27/2012 3:37:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMF5Q3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crew 153
Views: 18

Long Description:
«The RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, she was launched in 1901. Her first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition. She is now the centrepiece of visitor attraction in her home, Dundee, in the Discovery Point.

Since the 1990s, the Discovery Point museum has concentrated on interpreting the vessel on all of her voyages, with personal items from the ship's crew as well as information on her scientific activities. Items range from the games played by the crew on her first expedition to examples of sea fauna. Star objects on display including Captain Scott's rifle and pipe. Her three main voyages, the National Antarctic Expedition (1901–1904), the Discovery Oceanographic Expedition (1925–1927) and the BANZARE expedition (1929–31), are all explored in the museum through film and photographic evidence with artefacts from each era represented. The museum also holds other pieces from Scott's subsequent Terra Nova expedition and Shackleton's Endurance expedition.

The ship also features on the crest of the coat of arms of the British Antarctic Territory.»

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