The blast from an attempt to free Discovery (1901)

A view along the edge of the ice shelf taken from the expedition relief ship Morning (1871) towards a column of smoke from the attempt to blast the ice and free the research/exploration ship Discovery (1901). The efficiency and motivation of the attempt has been questioned, as the technique was wrong despite the qualified personnel being on board Morning. Scott was keen to spend another year in the Antarctic so a failure to free the Discovery would have been welcome.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.41
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 21 or 22 February 1903
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Bernard Collection
Measurements: Overall: 78 mm x 103 mm
Parts: British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1903 (Photograph album)

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