Antarctic (ship)

Antarctic was a Swedish steamship built in Drammen, Norway, in 1871. She was used on several research expeditions to the Arctic region and to Antarctica from 1898 to 1903. In 1895 the first confirmed landing on the mainland of Antarctica was made from this ship.

Antarctic in Tromsø harbor, 1898
History
NameAntarctic
Port of registry Sweden
Launched1871, in Drammen, Norway
Fatesank 12 February 1903
General characteristics
Class and typeSteamship
Tonnage226 netto
Length41.5 m (136 ft)
Height33.5 m (110 ft)
PropulsionSails, 45 hp (34 kW) auxiliary steam engine
Sail planBarque
Speed6 knots (11 km/h)
Capacity346 brutto

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