Nelson, Discovery Investigations
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- ReferenceGB 15 Andrew Nelson/Discovery Investigations
- Dates of Creation1930-1933
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description2 surveys, 1 report
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Discovery Expeditions, 1925 to 1951, were organised to provide information required for whaling and sealing industries the investigations were a series of oceanographic voyages undertaken by Scott's first expedition ship Discovery and later by Discovery II and William Scoresby. During the first two years research 1925 to 1927 a laboratory was set up on South Georgia. The first cruise of the William Scoresby involved whale marking off South Georgia and dredging off the Falkland Islands. The 1933-1935 season Nelson captained RRS Discovery II on her 3rd commission with Neil Mackintosh in command.
Alternative Form Available
MS 220;MSM is a copy.
Location of Originals
MS 220;MSM Held by the Discovery Investigations
The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.