The Neilston WebCam Photo Gallery

A personal photographic tour of Scotland
Home > Stirling, Perth & Kinross, Fife and Angus Regions > Views around Dundee & Angus area
Click to view full size image

Royal Research Ship Discovery, Discovery Point, Dundee

Launched from Dundee in 1901 it was one of the last wooden hulled 3 masted ships built in the UK. It was a purpose built Antarctic research ship with a specially strengthened hull to enable it to sail in frozen seas. It was used by Captain Robert Scott in the highly successful National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1904. Scot died in 1912 in an attempt to be the first to reach the south pole but Discovery did not take part in that ill fated expedition.

The_Tay_Bridge,_from_below.jpg Discovery_Point,_Dundee.jpg RRS_Discovery,_Dundee.jpg The_Ward_Room,_RRS_Discovery.jpg Deck,_RSS_Discovery.jpg
Rate this file (No vote yet)
File information
Album name:administrator / Views around Dundee & Angus area
Filesize:495 KiB
Date added:Dec 07, 2006
Dimensions:1473 x 1371 pixels
Displayed:454 times
X Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Favourites:Add to Favourites
Add your comment
Anonymous comments are not allowed here. Log in to post your comment