Records relating to the ship RRS Discovery

Scope and Content

Menu, toast list, invitation, photograph, and news cuttings concerning the luncheon of the Captains of Industry Meeting held in Dundee on 21 March 1994, to raise funds for the repair of the royal research ship Discovery, housed at Discovery Point, Dundee, and the visit of NASA Astronaut Dr N. Jan Davis to mark the event, 1993-1994.

Administrative / Biographical History

Operation Ship Shape was a fundraising organisation active in 1993-1994 which was established to raise funds for the repair of the Royal Research Ship the Discovery, housed at Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee. The Discovery was built by the Dundee Shipbuilder's Company in Dundee, 1900-1901, and carried Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), naval officer and Antarctic explorer, to Antarctica on the National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904. The Maritime Trust owned the Discovery until 1995 when it was sold to Dundee Heritage Trust for a 1901 1 note.

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Compiled by Jenny Cutts, Scottish Archive Network project and modified by Caroline Brown, Dundee University Archives.

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