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Scott's wrecked ship Terra Nova discovered

By T.K. Randall
August 19, 2012 · Comment icon 6 comments

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.


Source: BBC News | Comments (6)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Simbi Laveau 12 years ago
Facinating
Comment icon #2 Posted by Junior Chubb 12 years ago
Great article, thanks for posting.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin 12 years ago
I love adventurers.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Lady Annabella 12 years ago
nice find !
Comment icon #5 Posted by csspwns 12 years ago
Interesting...
Comment icon #6 Posted by orangepeaceful79 12 years ago
Like, they should watch out....its probably a g-g-g-ghost ship!


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