The Terra Nova icebound in the pack

13 December 1910

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914

 

Scott’s ship is seen here held up by the ice pack, with a curiously shaped ’ice bollard’ in the foreground. The Terra Nova was launched in 1884 as a whaling ship. She had sailed to both the Arctic and Antarctic before serving as Scott’s ship in 1910. She survived until 1943 when she was damaged by ice and sank off the coast of Greenland.


Carbon print

73.2 x 58.5 cm

RCIN 2580005