Ship Name

Challenger, HMS

Type

Research ship

Origins/Provenance

Great Britain

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Year Launched

1872

Home Waters

North Atlantic

Function

Scientific/Exploratory

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Historical Note

Used by a team of British oceanographers to explore currents, temperature and salinity aspects of the North Atlantic, 1872-76.

Related Images

external image challenger1.gif
Research ship used by British in 1872-76 up and down the North Atlantic
Image Id: 1844 I

Related People

Thomson, Wyville

Record ID: 256