The Voyages of the 'Morning' by Gerald S Doorly details the voyages of the Antarctic relief ship MORNING in its role as support to Robert Falcon Scott's DISCOVERY Antarctic expedition of 1901-1904.
SignificanceThis book is significant in recording the voyages of the MORNING in its supporting role to Scott's DISCOVERY Expedition.
HistoryGerald S Doorly joined the Royal Navy aged 14 and later joined the merchant service. His seagoing experience saw him asked to join the relief ship MORNING in 1902 as third officer. The MORNING was sent in two southern summers to take provisions and equipment to Robert Falcon Scott's first expedition (1901-1904) which had wintered in the Antarctic.
Doorly recounts his experiences on the ship - his first trip to the Antarctic - and the events that occurred during the time there.