"triumphant second voyage"
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HMS Resolution and HMS Adventure in Tahiti
Public DomainHMS Resolution and HMS Adventure in Tahiti
It may have been triumphant, but James Cook’s second voyage failed in its primary objective: to find “Terra Australis”, a mythical continent believed to be located in the Southern Ocean.   Instead, Cook circumnavigated the globe west-to-east, explored extensively within the Antarctic Circle, and claimed South Georgia for Britain.