2016

NZ3281 : The Haabet, a Baltic Trader built in 1914 in Demark

taken 8 years ago, near to Blyth, Northumberland, England

The Haabet, a Baltic Trader built in 1914 in Demark
The Haabet, a Baltic Trader built in 1914 in Demark
The Blyth Tall Ship project is refitting the ship, and intends to repeat William Smith's voyage to celebrate the Bicentenary of his discovery of Antarctica.
On 19 February 1819 he spotted the new land at 62 south latitude and 60 west longitude, but did not land on it. The naval authorities did not believe his discovery, but on a subsequent trip on 16 October he landed on the largest of the islands. He named the island King George Island and the archipelago South Shetland Islands in honour of the Shetland Islands. At the beginning of the following year, 1820, the Williams was chartered by the Royal Navy, and dispatched with Smith and Lieutenant Edward Bransfield on board to survey the newly discovered islands, discovering also the Antarctic Peninsula in the process.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Discovered the South Shetland Islands [3] · Tall Ship [3] Other Photos: · The Haabet at Blyth ·
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NZ3281, 57 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Russel Wills   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 22 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 February, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3207 8143 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:7.5730N 1:29.9179W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 32075 81432
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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