Who sailed on RRS Discovery?

Who sailed on RRS Discovery?

Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery at the multi award-winning Discovery Point, and experience one of the greatest stories ever told. In 1901 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail in the tall ship Discovery.

Why is the RRS Discovery famous?

The RRS Discovery was built in Dundee in 1901. It was the first purpose built scientific research vessel for the Polar Regions and its first use was for what became known as the Discovery Expedition (1901-1904) that took Captain Scott all the way to Antarctica.

Where is RRS Discovery now?

Moved to a custom built dock in 1992, Discovery is now the centrepiece of Dundee’s visitor attraction Discovery Point. She is displayed in a purpose-built dock, in a configuration as near as possible to her 1924 state, when she was refitted in the Vosper yard at Portsmouth.

When was RRS Discovery built?

March 21, 1901RRS Discovery / Launched

What does RRS stand for on a ship?

Royal Research Ship
RRS stands for Royal Research Ship and is a term given to merchant navy vessels that conduct scientific research on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

Who is Captain Scott?

Captain Robert Falcon Scott was the first British explorer to reach the South Pole and explore Antarctica extensively by land in the early 1900s.

What does RRS mean on a ship?

Is RRS Discovery Open?

We are open! Discovery Point and RRS Discovery Visit Information. In line with the Scottish Government move to Phase 3 we are excited to be able to once again welcome visitors.

What does RRS Titanic stand for?

All ships bear the prefix “RRS” – Royal Research Ship.

Where is the Sir David Attenborough boat now?

The ship has now arrived at British Antarctic Survey’s largest research facility, transporting station personnel, food, fuel and cargo. The RRS Sir David Attenborough’s arrival at Rothera Research Station also marks the first time the new purpose-built £40m wharf has been used to berth the ship.

What happened to Robert Scott?

Scott is presumed to have died on 29 March 1912, or possibly one day later. The positions of the bodies in the tent when it was discovered eight months later suggested that Scott was the last of the three to die.

Where was the RRS Discovery?

In 1901 the RRS Discovery sailed from Cowes and sighted the Antarctic coastline in 1902. Preparing for winter, the RRS Discovery was docked at McMurdo Sound and remained there, locked in ice for the following two years.

Why was RRS Discovery built in Dundee?

As a major whaling centre Dundee’s shipyards had long experience of constructing ships robust enough to travel through the Arctic pack ice. It was this expertise that Markham harnessed to build RRS Discovery, the first vessel to be constructed specifically for scientific research.

When did the discovery become a royal research ship?

After service as a merchant ship before and during the First World War, Discovery was taken into the service of the British government in 1923 to carry out scientific research in the Southern Ocean, becoming the first Royal Research Ship.

What is another name for the 1901 research vessel?

This article is about the 1901 research vessel. For other vessels of this name, see RRS Discovery (disambiguation). The RRS Discovery was a barque-rigged auxiliary steamship built for Antarctic research. Launched in 1901, she was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the United Kingdom.