The RRS Discovery is an enormous auxiliary steamship that was constructed to conduct research projects in and around Antarctica. In 1901, she was launched, and it was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the United Kingdom. In maritime vernacular, RRS stands for Royal Research Ship, and this is exactly what the Discovery was.
For her first ever mission, the RRS Discovery was tasked with voyaging to Antarctica, for the British National Antarctic Expedition. On board was Robert Falcon Scott, as well as Ernest Shackleton. This would be their first journey to the Antarctic. It was highly successful and known as the Discovery Expedition.
This model equivalent is incredibly intricate, and comes complete with highly detailed rigging, sails and decking. The hull is clean and crisp, and smaller details like the bowsprit really catch the eye. Overall, it’s a fantastic counterpart and makes for a wonderful addition to any collection.