'Endurance' (1912) in the ice

A port bow view of Endurance' (1912), a wooden auxiliary Discovery vessel, in the ice with a list to starboard. The ship can be seen with a covering of ice on the masts, yards and rigging. In the foreground, and partially obscuring the bow, can be seen ice hummocks.

This photograph is traditionally captioned 'The Returning Sun'.

Object Details

ID: P11
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass plate negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Hurley, James Francis
Events: Antarctic Exploration: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916
Vessels: Endurance (1912)
Date made: Circa late June 1915
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 108 mm x 84 mm

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