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Dijmphna Expedition



The "Dijmphna" was a Danish steamer under the command of Lieutenant A.P. Hovgaard. Its objectives were the discovery of new lands and cooperation with the International stations. In 1882, the Norwegian steamer "Varna" sailed from Amsterdam to the north coast of Asia. Because of unfavorable ice conditions the "Varna" entered the Kara Sea with great difficulty. By September she had reached the "Dijmphna" in the Kara Sea. Ice threatened the "Varna" on and off until December of that year when its crew sought shelter on the "Dijmphna". The "Varna" sunk on June 24, 1883.

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Dijmphna expedition photographs

Identifier: Mss-202
Stefansson Mss-202
Date(s): 1883

Collection of ten photographs taken by the Dijmphna expedition on the Kara Sea. Includes photographs of the sinking of the Dutch expedition ship Varna