20 Feb 2024

RRS Discovery: The mission to save historic Shackleton ship

Scotland Correspondent

It survived brutal conditions to carry Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica, but after a battering from the Scottish weather, the RRS Discovery is now at risk of disintegrating.

The 120-year-old ship is docked in Dundee, the city where it was built and where it’s become a major tourist attraction. Engineers are now embarking on an urgent mission to save it.