05 September 2012

Wreck of Robert Falcon Scott’s Ship Discovered Off the Coast of Greenland

The Terra Nova in December 1910
The British Antarctic Expedition 1910, led by Robert Falcon Scott, failed to be the first expedition to the South Pole, arriving thirty-three days after the Norwegian expedition of Roald Amundsen.  Scott and his expedition perished on the return voyage from the pole.  The ship that took them there, the SS Terra Nova, sailed home and resumed its career as a sealing ship before it was lost in the Arctic transporting supplies in the Second World War.  A US research company, Schmidt Ocean Institute, discovered the ship 1,000 feet below the surface off the coast of Greenland.

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