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The Baffin

In 1819 William Scoresby the younger moved to Liverpool from Whitby where he commanded the whaling ship "Baffin" built to his own design. The plans, in his own handwriting, together with this scale model of his ship are in the Museum. The Baffin was launched on 15th February 1820, had a successful first voyage and in 1822 he mapped the East coast of Greenland. Scoresby made his twentieth and last voyage in 1823 and then retired from the sea. The "Baffin" finally sank in 1830 when 19 out of 90 ships in the whaling fleet were lost in bad weather in the Davis Strait. Baffin - Whaling Ship


Further information   Whaling and the Scoresbys