1904 - The ship
is rescued from ice at
McMurdo Sound in Antarctica after two years of being trapped in the ice, in an expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott. The ship
Terra Nova was involved in the rescue operation.
Altmark Incident: The German tanker
Altmark, with 299 British prisoners, was boarded in neutral Norwegian waters by sailors from the British destroyer
and the prisoners set free, a breach of Norwegian neutrality at the beginning of World War II.