RRS Discovery Timeline

  • 1901

    1901

    Discovery is Launched

  • 1902

    1902

    Discovery arrives at winter quarters in Antartica

  • 1904

    1904

    Released from the Antartic Ice

  • 1905

    1905

    Bought by Hudson Bay Company, voyages to USA, Russia, France, Spain, Holland, Canada and Turkey

  • 1923

    1923

    Refitted to become Royal Research Ship

  • 1925-27

    1925-27

    Antarctic Oceanographic Expedition

  • 1929-31

    1929-31

    BANZAR Expedition

  • 1931-79

    1931-79

    In London – Training ship for Sea Scouts and RN Reserve

  • 1979

    1979

    Acquired by the Marine Trust

  • 1986

    1986

    Returns to Dundee – Berthed in Victoria Dock

  • 1993

    1993

    Takes up permanent berth at Discovery Point

  • 2001

    2001

    Centenary of the Launch

  • 2008

    2008

    Ship and polar artefacts become recognised collections of national significance

  • 2016

    2016

    Rigging Conservation Project