'Endurance' heeled to port by the ice
A stern view of 'Endurance' (1912), a wooden auxiliary Discovery vessel, heeled over to port in the ice. The pressure and movement of the ice floes pushed the starboard side of the ship upwards on 18 October 1915, causing damage to the sternpost and planking. Hurley is recorded by Shackleton as taking an opportunity to record her in this unusual position. By the 20th the floes opened and the ship righted itself. Eventiually, carried much further round the Weddell Sea and crushed by the ice the ship sank on 21 November 1915. Frank Worsley observed the position (from a short distance away) as latitude 68. 39. 30 South, longitude 52. 26. 30 West (as noted in his MS journal in the Scott Polar Research Institute).
|Type:||Glass plate negative|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Creator:||Hurley, James Francis|
|Events:||Antarctic Exploration: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916|
|Date made:||circa late October 1915|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 108 mm x 84 mm|
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