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Images Dated 16th August 2004

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HMS Alert towing HMS Discovery through Icebergs, British Featured 16 Aug 2004 Image

HMS Alert towing HMS Discovery through Icebergs, British

Engraving showing HMS Alert towing HMS Discovery through icebergs, with Disco Island in the background, as seen from HMS Valorous (left foreground) during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Western Sledge Party of the British Arctic Expedition, 1 Featured 16 Aug 2004 Image

The Western Sledge Party of the British Arctic Expedition, 1

Engraving showing Western sledging party setting out from HMS Alert to explore the coast of Ellesmere Island, April 1876. Led by Lieutenant Aldrich this party explored 220 miles of the northern shore of Ellesmere Island. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, British Arctic Exped Featured 16 Aug 2004 Image

The Funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, British Arctic Exped

Engraving showing the funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, the Danish interpreter, during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Petersen had gone out with a sledging party and suffered severe frostbite, requiring amputation of both feet. He subsequently died from blood-poisoning and was buried close to the winter berth of HMS Alert'. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans