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"The RRS Discovery was originally built in 1962, replacing RRS Discovery II which herself was built in 1929 to continue Antarctic research begun by Captain R.F. Scott. "
There appear to be more than one ship bearing the name RRS Discovery. The original Discovery was captained by Robert Scott between 1901 - 1904 in his first expedition of Antarctica.
The original RRS Discovery now resides at Dundee's Discovery Point. See http://www.rrsdiscovery.com/
RRS Discovery (and her successor Discovery II a steam fired ship in 1929) were involved research of the eco-systems of South Georgia and the Southern Oceans.
Discovery (1602) 1602, the first recorded Discovery owned by the East India Company, and commanded by George Weymouth was used to explore Hudson Bay and the northwest passage, thre were another 10 exploration or survey ships called Discovery before RRS Discovery took Scott to the Antarctic. http://noc.ac.uk/f/news/downloads/2012/Discovery50_1_2.pdf
RRS Disco I (Scott's ship, and the 12th ever Disco) (1901-1932) The first ship to be prefixed with RRS in 1925. http://smithsonianscience.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/RRS-Discovery.jpg
RRS Disco II 13/11/1929 to 25/03/1963 http://www.dhtcollections.com/images/products/large/1337188678uploadMaritimephotographsDUNIH2008.60.14.jpg http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/ships/1929/DISCOVERY_II_295.jpg
RRS Disco III 3/7/1962-1991 was an RFA-manned ship until 1968, when came under the control of NERC. http://mcarpenter.chez-alice.fr/discovery.jpg http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090323/images/RRS-Discovery.jpg
RRS Disco IV Disco III was rebuilt in 1991/92, and an extra section was added into the hull to lengthen it by 10m, hence it is referred to as Discovery IV from 1992-2012, because it's effectively a new hull. http://cdn2.shipspotting.com/photos/middle/9/4/3/1036349.jpg She is the longest-serving "Disco" (as we call her) goes to be scrapped next week (19th december 2012) http://www.eurocean.org/np4/file/140/2007_1_RRS_Discovery_Replacement_ERVO200.pdf http://noc.ac.uk/f/news/downloads/2012/Discovery50_1_2.pdf
RRS Discovery V does trials all through summer 2013 (officially launched on April the 6th 2013, it enters working service in 2014 http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/rrs-discovery/images/3-rrs-discovery.jpg source: I work on RRS Discovery
- Large portions of the article's text appear verbatim at the following website: . Who copied whom?
- -Edwardian 05:23, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- I'm inclined to say that Dduck did the copying and nobody else noticed, probably because only sections were taken verbatim. Later edits here removed words such as "fabulous" that are characteristic of enthusiasts' and organizations' websites. It seems Dduck has been gone for over a year, so probably won't answer. Simplest fix is to delete the offending paragraphs, ideal would be a rewrite. Stan 13:26, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
"Happy Mariner" that transported Discovery back to Dundee
I was just down at Discovery Point today, and from the photos of the move and restoration, the "Happy Mariner" appears to be less a conventional merchant/cargo vessel, and more a floating dock of sorts. If no one else can confirm one way or the other, I'll try to get confirmation from the folks down there. Dan 00:57, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
I've uploaded a photo of Discovery and docklift/floating dock Happy Mariner that could go into the article if desired.
Space Shuttle Contradictions
I'm new to Wikipedia, so sorry if my formatting is wrong, but I just wanted to flag that the pages for the RRS Discovery and the HMS Discovery both claim that they were the inspiration for the Space Shuttle Discovery. I'm not sure which is right, but it needs to be cleaned up. --22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:41, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
- According to the shuttle's article, it was named for several ships, all named Discovery. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:23, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
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