The Nansen North Pole expedition

The Nansen North Pole expedition

314 THE NANSEN NORTH POLE EXPEDITION. THE NANSEN NORTH POLE EXPEDITION. TI-IE accompanying diagram shows a longitudinal ~ection of the saloon of the...

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THE NANSEN NORTH POLE EXPEDITION.

THE NANSEN NORTH POLE EXPEDITION. TI-IE accompanying diagram shows a longitudinal ~ection of the saloon of the " F r a m , " the vessel which has been specially designed and constructed for Dr. Nansen's North Pole Expedition, which left Christiana towards the end of June. The vessel is furnished with engines of about 17 ° indicated h.p., the dimensions being 39'00 metres overall, and the greatest beam i i'oo metres.

on diagram, the details of which are described as follows : - (a.) Boyle's latest improved Patent Self-ActingAir.pump Ventilator (exhaust). (£) Ventilating exhaust pipe carried to end of saloon. (c.) Regulator. (d,) Boyle's Pittent Downcast Ventilator. (e.) Fresh-air supply pipe. (f..) Fresh-air inlet bracket for the admission of warmed air, fitted with regulating valve, heating coil, and oil lamps~ which are also utilized for lighting purposes.

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According to Dr. Nansen's theory the vessel will get frozen in somewhere in the neighbourh o o d of the Liakoo Islands, and be conveyed by the presumed movement of the ice to and past the North Pole, and be finally dis. charged by this supposed current into the East Greenland seas. The crew will consist, all told, of net more than twelve men, and provisions for five years will be carried. The Boyle Automatic System of venSlation has been adopted, and is applied as shown

This arrangement has been designed by Dr. Nansen and Mr. l~obert Boyle to meet the special requirements of the case, and will be employed when the vessel is frozen into the floe ice, which will be for the greater part of each year. Both the upcas t and downcast ventilators are absolutely weatherproof, and though always in action no water can pass down them into the saloon, into which the cabins are also ventilated. Adjustable hoods are provided to protect the ventilators from snow.