The Voyage of the Hopefull and the Rose 1833- 34

By A G E Jones, published August 1965


In 1833, Messrs Enderby proposed a scientific and commercial speculative voyage to the Antarctic. John Biscoe, who had recently returned from a similar voyage, would go on the expedition and would be accompanied by an RN officer, sailing on the brig Hopefull and the yawl Rose. Leadership of the expedition proved problematic and the Rose was lost in pack ice in the Weddell Sea. There were difficulties with the crews and conflicts with other sea captains in the Falkland Islands. The expedition was a commercial failure.

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Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Antarctic
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

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