The crew of Discovery (1901) waving off the Morning (1871)

A view from the relief ship Morning (1871) looking back towards the ice shelf. 10 officers and 22 crew of the Discovery (1901), who had come over to see the returning men off, can be seen standing on the ice waving at the ship as it departs. Shackleton was invalided home for health reasons, although the underlying personality clash with Scott was also a reason. Very faintly in the distance are (possibly) the hills of Victoria Land.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.42
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Date made: 1903; 2 March 1903 29 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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