Captain Scott's wrecked ship found century after ill-fated Antarctic voyage
London, Aug 16 (ANI): The ship which took Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated mission to the Antarctic 100 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of Greenland.
The SS Terra Nova, built in Dundee in 1884, was found by a research company, Schmidt Ocean Institute, when they were testing new equipment on one of their vessels, the Telegraph reported.
The discovery has amazed experts as the ship had lain on the sea bed under icy waters for 70 years.
Captain Scott and his team sailed it from Cardiff to the Antarctic in their quest to be the first people to reach the South Pole a century ago.
They disembarked in November 1911 for the 167-mile trek to the Pole and arrived in January 1912, only to find a Norwegian party led by Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it.
Scott's whole team died on the return trek.
The Terra Nova was afterwards bought by the Bowring Brothers and in 1913 it returned to the Antarctic to work in the Newfoundland seal fishery.
During the First World War it was used for coastal trading voyages and in 1942 was chartered by Newfoundland Base Contractors to carry supplies to base stations in Greenland.
But on September 13, 1943, the vessel was damaged by ice.
The US Coastguard rescued all 24 crew and then fired bullets into the ship's side, sinking it just off the south-western tip of Greenland.
It remained there until the team from the institute began an exploration exercise in the north Atlantic.
While testing echo sounders from the institute's flagship vessel R/V Falkor, they discovered the wreck of the Terra Nova last month. (ANI)
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