The ‘Resolution’ Whitby
In 1803 Scoresby was offered captaincy and one eighth ownership of a new Whitby ship the ‘Resolution’ a brand new ship built by Fishburn and Brodrick.
The ‘Resolution’ set sail from Whitby with the captain’s son, William Scoresby Jnr at just 13 years old, and was a huge success. With another 7 voyages on the ‘Resolution’ Scoresby brought home a total of 194 whales producing 1,617 tons of oil.
During his captaincy in 1806 he combined his commercial aims with scientific achievement and reached 81 degrees, 30 minutes North which remains the highest latitude reached by ship.