On 1 July 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott and the British Antarctic Expedition left Bute Docks Cardiff, for the last great unexplored continent on Earth. The ship, Terra Nova, originally a whaler built in Dundee, had been refitted and coaled at Cardiff for her long voyage south. Both of the leading British polar explorers Scott and Shackleton had been on fund raising and lecture tours in 1909 so that awareness of the departure of Britain's biggest and most ambitious expedition yet was high. It was not yet known that the Norwegian explorer Amundsen was also on his way to Antarctica: in September 1910 the expedition would become a race.
(Credit; Bryony Dixon).
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Tags: Terra Nova, British Antarctic Expidition, Polar Explorers, Cold, 1910, Scott, Shackleton,
Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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