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Tag: Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • Sunday, December 11th 2022 - 15:00 UTC

    Book review: The Ship Beneath the Ice

    The Ship Beneath the Ice provides a detailed and well-written account of the international efforts which finally discovered the wreck

    The loss of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance is the stuff of legend. She was crushed in the ice of the Weddell Sea in 1915. The subsequent escape of Shackleton and his men is an epic of heroism and survival.

  • Saturday, May 21st 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Endurance Conquered: A conversation with Mensun Bound, Director of Exploration of the Endurance22 project

    Director of Exploration Mensun Bound (Photo: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust).

    By Sean Kingsley for Wreckwatch magazine* – Mensun Bound is a fifth-generation Falkland Islander, born to the sea and its mysteries. By fusing academia with firing the public imagination, he creates buzz after buzz around underwater archaeology. In the 1980s he set up and directed Oxford University MARE, England’s first academic maritime archaeological unit, and in 1994 was appointed the Triton Fellow in Maritime Archaeology at St Peter’s College, Oxford.

  • Wednesday, March 9th 2022 - 10:55 UTC

    Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance is Found

    “We are overwhelmed by our good fortune in having located” Endurance, Mensun Bound, Director of Exploration, said. Photo: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust and National Geographic

    The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust confirmed on Wednesday that the Endurance22 Expedition has located the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship which has not been seen since it was crushed by the ice and sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.

  • Thursday, January 6th 2022 - 08:07 UTC

    Sir Ernest Shackleton's legacy, a new era of Antarctic Exploration

    The grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton at Grytviken, in South Georgia

    One hundred years on from the death of the famous polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, the UK’s new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, will be exploring the very same region where his ship, The Endurance, was lost in the pack ice – heralding a new age of Antarctic exploration.

  • Wednesday, December 15th 2021 - 09:39 UTC

    HMS Protector pays tribute to explorer Shackleton at South Georgia on her trip to Antarctica

    Shackleton is buried in Grytviken cemetery; Protector’s sailors, in woolen sweaters, gathered for a service of remembrance to celebrate his achievements

    Sailors from Ice Patrol HMS Protector paid tribute to legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton – a century after he died pushing the boundaries of polar research. The crew of the icebreaker held a memorial service at his graveside on the island of South Georgia – the latest stop for the survey ship as she heads to the frozen continent for a summer of scientific research.

  • Tuesday, October 10th 2017 - 02:20 UTC

    New map of South Georgia by British Antarctic Survey unveiled

    The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is a haven for wildlife, a centre for wildlife and fisheries research and famous for the epic voyage by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men.

    A team of cartographers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has re-produced a high-resolution updated map of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, situated at 37°W 54°10’S is a haven for wildlife, a centre for wildlife and fisheries research and famous for the epic voyage by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men just over a century ago.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 18:20 UTC

    Shackleton Centenary Thanksgiving Service

    HR The Prince Royal, patrol of the UK Antartic Heritage Trust is met by Dean of Westminister The Very Reberend Dr. John Hall

    Tribute was paid to the courage and endurance of the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and his men at a centenary service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday, May 20th commemorating their survival in their Trans- Antarctic expedition.

  • Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:56 UTC

    Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago

     The expedition left England by the wish of His Majesty shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914 in the stout little Endurance

    One hundred years ago this month Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth on HMS Endurance at the beginning of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), also known as the Endurance Expedition.

  • Wednesday, July 17th 2013 - 19:47 UTC

    HMS Argyll sailors recreate Shackleton’s trek across South Georgia Island

    The twelve strong team that crossed 26 miles of the island (Photo RN)

    Sailors from HMS Argyll followed in the footsteps of Britain’s greatest polar explorer when they recreated Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary trek across the snow and ice of South Georgia Island.

  • Sunday, November 18th 2012 - 02:55 UTC

    'New Falklands horse racing book attracts record sales'

    Patrick Watts MBE gives a copy of his book to Falklands Governor Mr. Nigel Haywood CVO

    Falklands Governor Mr. Nigel Haywood CVO receiving a copy of the newly published book 'The Christmas Sports' from the author, during a reception hosted by the Governor and his wife at Government House to celebrate the official launch of the book which was researched and written by Patrick Watts MBE - the official race commentator for the past 40 years.