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

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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

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Adelie Books: 2004

Edition: 2004 First Edition

Seller ID: 61532

ISBN: 0970538618

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 ... View more info