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Thursday, 8 October 2015

RSS Discovery

 On a dull, drizzly morning the Royal Research Ship Discovery came inland for the first time yesterday. It is moored alongside HMS Belfast in the Thames close to Tower Bridge. Its arrival has been timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The National Environment Research Council.











 This is the 4th ship of this name, the first being the one that carried Shackleton and Scott in 1901, on a successful expedition to the Antarctic and can still be seen in its home in Dundee, Scotland. 







Discovery provides access to the global ocean from the tropics to the poles, underpinning the UK's leadership in marine science. As well as conducting more traditional marine research, she can deploy NOC's innovative underwater equipment such as the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Isis and Autosub autonomous submersibles.
(Information from  NERC website)





It did provide a couple of interesting reflections on such a grey day



23 comments:

  1. Very nice reflections ! the ship seems to be very big !

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  2. That's awesome - I would love to go for a voyage of discovery on a ship like that.

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  3. Great to see that beautiful ship .. And thanks for your research into its important mission.

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  4. They do an important job. It looks a nice ship.

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  5. I sometimes work on HMS Belfast. (Teaching). When other ships moor up, it makes HMS Belfast look so small.

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  6. Impressive! That must look amazing. I love wandering around that part of town - the south bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has been transformed in recent years.

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  7. Discovery looks to be a unique and interesting vessel, it would have been fascinating if they offered tours to the public.

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  8. I need to spend more time down by the harbor. It's only a fifteen minute peddle away. A shame so much of it isn't accessible. *pouty face*

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  9. Interesting to see it next to the Belfast and compare size. I googled it to see what kind of research they are doing -- also very interesting.

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  10. Those are good reflections of the research ship discovery. I'm sure they do good work.

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  11. cool history and great shots. I would have loved to have seen this ship

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  12. Love the boats and history. Fantastic reflections. Havve a wonderful weekend.

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  13. nice to see ships and they are beautifully reflected :)

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  14. Very interesting and good for you to spot the opportunity for reflections! That is a very unusual finish on the building. Do you know what it is?
    Happy weekend!

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  15. Very nice reflections of the Discovery Fun60, you had more luck in the harbour than I did today, it was very quiet in Fremantle Harbour.

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  16. Very nice reflections of the Discovery Fun60, you had more luck in the harbour than I did today, it was very quiet in Fremantle Harbour.

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  17. Interesting story and great reflections!

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  18. I love how the reflection shows not only in the windows, but also in the shiny surface of the building itself!

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  19. Hello, looks like a fun visit to the harbor. Great story on the Discovery and wonderful reflections and photos. Have a happy new week!

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  20. These are great! I would love to live near that building. :-)

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  21. HAhaha, from the title I thought this post was something to do with your RSS feed!! But now I see it's MUCH more interesting!!!

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