Statue of Captain Scott, Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Statue of Captain Scott, Portsmouth, Portsmouth
Photograph taken 18 April 2002 © David R. Grounds LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 476674

This statue has amongst its inscriptions "Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN CVO. Born 6th June 1868, died about 29th March 1912 during his return from the South Pole". In his journal, found 8 months later, he wrote 'the gale is howling about us, as we are weak writing is difficult but for my own sake I do not regret this journey which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past'.

Location

Portsmouth Portsmouth

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Tags

statue memorial monument remembrance explorer Edwardian (1902 - 1913)