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HMS Scott leaves Plymouth for the 2010/2011 Antarctic season

Thursday, November 25th 2010 - 20:04 UTC
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The Royal Navy deep water survey ship HMS Scott deployed to the Antarctic early morning Thursday from Plymouth, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott's final expedition to the area. Read full article


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  • Redhoyt

    ” ... The UK’s claim to the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) is the oldest in Antarctica dating back to letters patent issued in 1908....”

    Make a note Argentina .... first come, first served :-)

    Nov 25th, 2010 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    We saw this fine ship leave Plymouth, interestingly she was very heavenly laden , And she is heading south past the Falklands ???

    Nov 25th, 2010 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Onions? Tomatoes? Missiles?


    Nov 26th, 2010 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    My guess is more likely vast amounts of the former, probably to be transferred to RRS Ernest Shackleton (the larger of the two BAS icebreakers/logistics ships) when they both get to Stanley or Gryvitkin.

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    GRYTVIKEN, you ignorant Turnip!
    Write it down 100 times!:

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 01:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    From the Great God Wiki - “ ... Grytviken (Swedish for ”The Pot Cove”) is the principal settlement in the British territory of South Georgia in the South Atlantic. It was so named by a 1902 Swedish surveyor who found old English try pots used to render seal oil at the site .....“

    Please note - ” British territory ” ....... well, some things are worth repeating :-)

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 01:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    The great Wiki is rarely wrong.....

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 02:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt


    Your claim is based on the activities of a whaling company which started operations 130 years after Britain claimed the island and subsequently applied for British licences ...

    .... should cause a laugh at an ICJ hearing :-)))

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 04:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Redhoyt, And they later applied for british citizenship in 1910, six years after arriving there.

    What a joke.

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    ”The Compañía Argentina de Pesca (CAP), an Argentine-registered whaling company run by Norwegian Carl Anton Larsen, was the first company to set up operations on South Georgia in 1904. This company founded the settlement of Grytviken and its employees (including Larsen himself) became the first permanent residents of the island. In 1905, the Argentine government authorised a weather station on the island.

    In 1906, the CAP signed a lease with the Falkland Islands government, and following the 1908 annexation the company started to use British whaling licences and leases for land at Grytviken and Jason Harbour. Also in 1908, the CAP started looking to the South Sandwich Islands for the expansion of their business. Larsen adopted British citizenship in 1910.

    Look at that. A Norwegian sets up a company, gets a lease with the legal government, uses British whale licences and leases. And gets British citizenship. Massive basis for an Argentine claim then, NOT!

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    4) What? Am I not allowed typos any more?
    Are you really sure that you want to go there?

    I've worked it out, they're changing the emergency rations in the storage hut on Thule (hope the spelling doesn't offend anyone). Presumably they go off eventually, and they've probably been there for the better part of 28 years.

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Don't let that twat Think bother you, shouting at people for making spelling mistakes, trying and failing to be sarcastic/funny and other such futile stuff is what he's best at.

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    trouble is he spends all day [thinking] and all evening [I think]
    writing blogs from wikiwiki, thinking about It odd' dont you think ?

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    I'm not really bothered WestisBest, more a case of what root vegetable to shout at him the next typo he lets slip. What do you reckon?
    Amorphophallus glabra (aka Yellow lily yam)?

    Nov 26th, 2010 - 11:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    About (5)......................

    “Write it down 100 times”

    Good British humor wasted on Turnips:-)

    Nov 27th, 2010 - 05:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    British humor along with our armed forces,best in the world

    Nov 27th, 2010 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Good British humour? I think not think.

    Nov 27th, 2010 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Have you not seen the angels over the islands , union jack on their wings,
    So you just cant win, give it up, the British are here to stay lolol

    Nov 27th, 2010 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dontthinkso

    The HMS Scott, is the vessel replaceing the Endurance?

    Nov 28th, 2010 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    HMS Scott
    Has a nice ring to It , dont you think

    Nov 28th, 2010 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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