Bellingshausen in Britain: Supplying the Russian Antarctic expedition, 1819

By Rip Bulkeley, published March 2021

Abstract

In August and September 1819 the first Russian Antarctic expedition, commanded by Captain Bellingshausen, visited Britain to purchase navigational and scientific instruments, charts and books. Using documents in the Russian Naval Archives, this article describes the visit in detail and reflects on what this information tells us about the framing of the expedition and the constraints under which it was carried out.

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Filed under: Interwar | Antarctic
Subjects include: Logistics | Science & Exploration

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