“The Endurance, the ship which will take the Trans-continental party to the Weddell Sea, and will afterwards explore along an unknown coast-line, is a new vessel, specially constructed for Polar work under the supervision of a committee of Polar explorers. Endurance was one of two ships employed in Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition, his ambitious attempt to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent on foot. All 28 men who sailed on the Endurance survived, but the ship remained at the bottom of the Weddell Sea, where it is believed to lie still, 3,000 metres (1.86 miles) below the waves. A century ago a ship sank beneath the ice of the Weddell Sea off Antarctica. Frank Wild (probably) by the wreckage of the Endurance before she slipped beneath the ice. Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who attempted to reach the South Pole. The news of the Endurance expedition was so extraordinary that it could not fail to fill popular headlines; but Shackleton's official reception was markedly cool. Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, 144 feet long, 25 feet at the beam, and weighing 348 tons, was famously lost to the ice and black waters of the southern Weddell Sea, in November, 1915.Long after Shackleton and his crew abandoned the vessel after it stuck fast in the sea ice, they watched as growing ice cracked the Endurance’s hull, sending it to its final icy resting place. 4. Aboard the 300-ton ship, which carried sails and a steam engine, were Shackleton’s hand-picked crew of 26 men, 69 sled dogs, and a tiger tabby tomcat named Mrs. Chippy. Directed by George Butler. Learn more about Shackleton’s … The ship, which was part of what was known at the time as the 'Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition', set sail in 1914 and went down after being crushed by pack ice in Antarctica's Weddell Sea. It was the first time anyone had tried to locate the ship’s position, which was recorded by the Endurance captain Frank Worsley when she sank after being crushed by sea ice 104 years ago. He was perhaps best known for his 1914–16 expedition, in which his ship, Endurance, was crushed by pack ice and the crew endured months of hardship before being rescued. The ship soon encountered an unexpected density of pack ice. The polar exploration ship Endurance has not been seen since 1915, when it was crushed by sea ice in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea during a failed Trans-Antarctic crossing by Ernest Shackleton. Royal Geographic Society April … Once the Endurance became trapped, Hurley turned his camera to both the domestic life of the ship, and to the vision of it improbably suspended in the protean world of the ice. By the time she was launched on December 17, 1912, Endurance was perhaps the strongest wooden ship ever built, with the possible exception of the Fram, the vessel used by Fridtjof Nansen and later by Roald Amundsen. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grand-daughter describes desolate scene as Canadian team discover Royal Navy vessel that vanished in 1840s. With Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale. Shackleton named his ship Endurance, borrowing from his family motto: “By endurance we conquer.”. A little more than a century ago, Ernest Shackleton and the surviving crew members of the Endurance watched as their ship sunk beneath the Antarctic ice after being trapped for over a year. Sir Ernest Shackleton had been counting on Endurance to help him make … Adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas. The … Researchers will use Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to locate the ship's remains, which were crushed by pack ice and sank in November 1915. How doomed British 'lost expedition' ship was found in Arctic. Search for The Endurance: British archaeologist hunts for Ernest Shackleton's ship in Antarctica, a century after the explorer's doomed bid to be the first to cross the Antarctic Ocean Camp, supplies are collected from the failing ship and laid on the ice. Their mission is to find Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship which sunk in November 1915. The Endurance was gone, but incredible endurance was shown by each of those men who came back to tell the tale. The ship Endurance was originally named Polaris but re-named Endurance after Shackleton’s family motto: By Endurance We Conquer. Ernest Shackleton's ship "Endurance" was trapped and slowly crushed by ice in the Weddell Sea during his second expedition to the Antarctic. When on 21st November 1915 the polar explorer ship Endurance finally yielded to the Antarctic pack ice, Ernest Shackleton and his crew began one of … The crew had hardly reached the continent when their ship was swallowed and crushed by ice. The beginning of the end for Endurance, now completely in the power of the ice, the ship begins to keel over Endurance crushed to death by the icepacks of the Weddell Sea, the sinking ship, watched by the dogs, 1st November 1915. The Endurance, the ship of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, has been lost to the Antarctic ice for more than 100 years. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS (/ ˈ ʃ æ k ə l t ə n /; 15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age … • recounts how his wooden ship,the Endurance,became trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea before ever reaching Antarctica.For10 months,the ship drifted, locked in ice,until millions of tons of moving pack ice pressed against the Endurancewith tremendous pressure,crushing it. Shackleton soon rechristened her ‘Endurance’ after the Shackleton family motto which was “Fortitudine vincimus” (By endurance we conquer). Read another story from us: World’s Oldest Intact Shipwreck Found – 2,400-yr-old ‘Ship of Odysseus’ The ship Endurance may not have made it through this remarkable expedition, but every one of its 28 crew survived. The British explorer wanted to be first to cross the Antarctic but the Endurance got lodged in thick ice. The ship's name was a telling one, fitting the explorer's commitment to … In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica, but soon after arrival, his ship — the 'Endurance' — was destroyed by shifting glaciers. In what may be one of history’s most famous successful failures, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and 27 other men set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914 to make what they hoped would be the first land crossing of Antarctica. In 1914, Shackleton made his third trip to the Antarctic with the ship 'Endurance', planning to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. The crew of the Endurance spent the Antarctic winter of 1915 trapped on their ship in the sea ice, which slowly drifted to the north west. In 1914, Ernest Shackleton set sail from England aboard Endurance, bound for the southernmost of the world’s oceans. Can it be found? Endurance is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. Lloyds of London had insured her for £15,000 which was the first time in history a ship had been insured into the waters of the Antarctic such was their confidence in the voyage and quality of the ship. After more than two months of halting progress, Endurance became hopelessly icebound. However, there was one major difference between both ships. The search for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance, has been called off after extreme weather trapped an underwater vehicle under a sheet of ice. Facetiously describing his arrival in Stanley, in the Falklands, after the failure of the Southern Sky rescue mission, the paper John Bull gave this account. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. 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