Albert Armitage

Military Person

1864 – 1943

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Who was Albert Armitage?

Albert Borlase Armitage was a Scottish explorer of Antarctica and captain in the Royal Navy.

He was first a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition exploring Franz Josef Land. There, they found Fridtjof Nansen and his men, saving them from sure death.

Armitage was then Robert Falcon Scott's navigator and second-in-command on the Discovery Expedition to Antarctica. The other members were Ernest Henry Shackleton, George Mulock, Edward Adrian Wilson, Charles Royds, Frank Wild, Koettlitz, Skelton, Heald, Barne, Plumley, Quartley, Weller, Hare, Allen, Evans, Ferrar, Hodgson, Louis Bernacchi, Vince. On this expedition, he became the first person to walk on the polar plateau.

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Born
1864
Ethnicity
  • Scottish people
Profession
Died
Oct 31, 1943

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on July 23, 2013

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