Shackleton's ship Endurance, which was the three-masted barquentine in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. She was launched in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway and was crushed by ice, causing it to sink, three years later in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.
icebreakers. Breaking the ice? And you want to complain about climate change? There is a protection in Antarctica... so why are they breaking it up and colonizing there? It isn't under environmental protection from them? WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON!?
The Endurance July 1914: The bow of Ernest Shackleton's exploratory vessel Endurance being prepared for her Antarctic voyage in Millwall Docks, London. Towards the end of the expedition, the ship became stuck in the ice and later sank, forcing her crew to make for civilisation in an open craft. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Just one day's sail from the continent, the ship Endurance became trapped in sea ice. Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 28 men ound themselves marooned in the Antarctic for almost two years. Desperate at the end, Shackleton and a couple of other men took a lifeboat on a 16 day and 1300 km trip to get help and saved all members of his 28 man crew. He promised to get them out alive and did just that.
Under the command of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Endurance set sail from England for the Antarctic in August 1914. By January of 1915, the ship was approximately one day short of its destination of Vahsel Bay before becoming icebound for ten months and eventually crushed. Miraculously, all 28 men aboard survived and returned home.