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Scott's wrecked ship Terra Nova discovered


Posted on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 | Comment icon 6 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The ship used by Captain Robert Scott on his doomed trip to Antarctica has been located off Greenland.

While the ship survived Scott's expedition, it later met its demise when it was damaged by ice during a mission to deliver supplies to base stations in the Arctic. The wreck was discovered by chance by a crew from the Schmidt Ocean Institute who were out testing echo-sounding equipment when they detected an unidentified object on the sea bed.

"The Terra Nova has such a story," said museum education officer Brian Kelly. "It is incredible that one of the most famous ships in history has been found 100 years after the race for the pole and in the year commemorating the event."

"The wreck of the ship that carried Captain Robert Scott on his doomed expedition to the Antarctic a century ago has been discovered off Greenland."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 16 August, 2012, 16:28
Facinating
Comment icon #2 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 August, 2012, 12:10
Great article, thanks for posting.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 19 August, 2012, 16:00
I love adventurers.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Lady Annabella on 19 August, 2012, 17:26
nice find !
Comment icon #5 Posted by csspwns on 20 August, 2012, 2:43
Interesting...
Comment icon #6 Posted by orangepeaceful79 on 20 August, 2012, 3:08
Like, they should watch out....its probably a g-g-g-ghost ship!


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