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TITLE
The Penola in Full Sail
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0774
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40499
KEYWORDS
sailing ships
The Penola in Full Sail

This photograph shows the RS Penola in full sail. RS indicates she was registered as a Research Ship. She is sometimes referred to as RY Penola (Research Yacht).

She was built in 1905 as a twin-engined fishing schooner but was converted for use as a private yacht in the 1930s. She was the main transportation for those travelling to Antarctica on the British Graham Land Expedition of 1934 to 1937. It has been estimated that on that voyage she covered 26,896 miles, 15,496 under sail alone, 3040 with engines, the remainder by mixture of the two. The 16-man expedition was led by John Rymill of Penola in Australia and it was after his homeland that the boat was named.

She sank off the Hebridean Isle of Bute following a collision. At the time she belonged to Commander Vyner, the owner of Isle Martin.


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The Penola in Full Sail

sailing ships

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph shows the RS Penola in full sail. RS indicates she was registered as a Research Ship. She is sometimes referred to as RY Penola (Research Yacht).<br /> <br /> She was built in 1905 as a twin-engined fishing schooner but was converted for use as a private yacht in the 1930s. She was the main transportation for those travelling to Antarctica on the British Graham Land Expedition of 1934 to 1937. It has been estimated that on that voyage she covered 26,896 miles, 15,496 under sail alone, 3040 with engines, the remainder by mixture of the two. The 16-man expedition was led by John Rymill of Penola in Australia and it was after his homeland that the boat was named. <br /> <br /> She sank off the Hebridean Isle of Bute following a collision. At the time she belonged to Commander Vyner, the owner of Isle Martin. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a><br />