Sunday, January 25, 2015   |   5,692 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Scott's wrecked ship Terra Nova discovered


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


Image credit: Herbert Ponting

 
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."

  View: Full article |  Source: BBC News

  Discuss: View comments (6)

   


 
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!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
Mystery surrounds Lake Michigan shipwreck
Posted 1-18-2015 | 4 comments
Two treasure hunters found something unexpected while hunting for gold in the lake's depths....
 
Man wakes up from coma after 12 years
Posted 1-15-2015 | 12 comments
Having slipped in to a coma at the age of 12, Martin Pistorius didn't wake up again for over a decade....
 
Mystery surrounds 2km ice ring in Antarctica
Posted 1-13-2015 | 18 comments
German scientists have discovered what may be the impact site of a meteorite that struck 11 years ago....
 
Mysterious booms rattle homes in Oklahoma
Posted 1-11-2015 | 36 comments
Scientists have been attempting to determine what has been causing the spate of unexplained explosions....
 
Mysterious stinking fog engulfs Seattle
Posted 1-10-2015 | 23 comments
Residents of the city were left puzzled and disgusted by the strange, foul-smelling vapors....
 
Huge chunks of ice crash through man's roof
Posted 1-9-2015 | 9 comments
John Connors returned home to find that several large pieces of ice had crashed through his ceiling....
 
Nazi secret weapons facility discovered
Posted 1-3-2015 | 25 comments
An underground World War II complex used to develop nuclear weapons has been unearthed in Austria....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ