Discovery Arrives at Plymouth. British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04. Generally known as the Discovery Expedition, The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, was Britain’s first official foray into Antarctic climes since the 1839-1843 voyage of James Clark Ross, with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. Continue Reading →
Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Polar Expedition ship, the “RRS Discovery”, was the first ship used for the 'Discovery Investigations'. It was the last wooden-hulled, three-masted barque built in Great Britain . It was launched at the Firth of Tay on 21 March 1901 and is currently a museum ship in Dundee, Scotland.... The Space Shuttle 'Discovery' was named after her.