Objects & Places from Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Alfred Lansing
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Endurance appears in non-fiction

This is a purpose-built vessel intended for polar exploration. She is designed by Aanderud Larsen and built in Sanderfjord, Norway under the direction of Christian Jacobsen. Her design and construction are scrupulously executed to ensure maximum strength and durability; she is launched in 1912. She is crushed by the unremitting pressure of the pack ice. She is thereafter slowly ground to pieces and sinks, settling finally into the water in late November, 1915. She is a three-master vessel, barkentine rigged and bearing a coal-steam engine. Her best speed is about ten knots, her length 144', her beam 25', her displacement about 350 tons, and her normal complement in the neighborhood of twenty-eight men.

James Caird appears in non-fiction

She is a twenty-two foot whaleboat in which Shackleton, with five companions, makes an epic open-boat voyage of over 800 miles. She is a double-ended whaleboat with a six-foot beam...

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