When the Corvette Uruguay was Dismasted. The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903.

By: Hermelo Ricardo S. & Sobral Jose M. & Fliess Felipe

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Book Condition: xii, 24pp, hardback, marbled boards, no dustwrapper issued, New.


Most Antarctic polar buffs are familiar with the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 under the leadership of Otto Nordenskjöld, but because all of the primary sources are in Spanish and Swedish few are familiar with the interesting homeward bound journey aboard the Argentinean relief vessel Uruguay. The ship was severely damaged in a storm north of the South Shetland Islands, and just what transpired between the Argentinean and Swedish staffs became a matter of intriguing controversy and pride for the Argentineans. When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted is an English language translation of a rare pamphlet entitled "Cuando la Corbeta Uruguay Quedo Desarbolada" (Buenos Aires: 1946) that brought the controversy to light, together with an historical introduction and appendices containing the relevant, original Spanish and Swedish materials. Edited by Michael H. Rosove. One of only 250 copies.

Title: When the Corvette Uruguay was Dismasted. The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903.

Author Name: Hermelo Ricardo S. & Sobral Jose M. & Fliess Felipe

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 2004 First Edition

Publisher: Adelie Books: 2004

ISBN Number: 0970538618

ISBN Number 13: 9780970538611

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: xii, 24pp, hardback, marbled boards, no dustwrapper issued, New.

Seller ID: 61532

Keywords: POLAR SOUTH - polar exploration mountaineering alpinism bergsteigen antarctic antarctica south pole discovery travel shackleton amundsen scott antarktis antarctique polaire swedish otto nordenskjold spanish argentina argentinian