More than 100 years ago the SS Terra Nova led by Captain Robert Scott started on its expedition to Antarctica. The Terra Nova, Scottish workmanship which was built for the Dundee Whaling and Sealing fleet in 1884 came under the command of Robert Soctt in 1910. In 1911 Scott led his team of explorers in the quest to reach the South Pole; the expedition was unsuccessful and claimed their lives. In 1913 the Terra Nova was bought back by the Bowring Brothers to be used as a sealing boat.
In 1942 the ship was used to carry war supplies during World War II. On September 13, 1943 the ship hit an iceberg and sank off the coast of Greenland where it was recently found. Schmidt Ocean Institute team marine technician Leighton Rolley said “There was a lot of excitement on the ship when we confirmed it was the Terra Nova”.
An oceanographic research team testing their hi-tech underwater vehicle stumbled upon an unusual object. A crew from Schmidt Ocean Institute discovered the SS Terra Nova with the help of echo sounding underwater equipment during a sonar mapping session. The research team used a deep underwater camera to film wreck site.