Ernest Shackleton’s Ship Endurance – Lost in 1915 – Found 10,000 Feet Below the Ocean’s Surface in Antarctica

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Ernest Shackleton Endurance Shipwreck
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is pleased to corroborate that the Endurance22 Expedition has located the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s vessel which has not been seen since it was crushed by the crystal and sank successful the Weddell Sea successful 1915.

One 100 years aft Shackleton’s death, Endurance was recovered astatine a extent of 3,008 meters (9,869 feet) successful the Weddell Sea, wrong the hunt country defined by the expedition squad earlier its departure from Cape Town, and astir 4 miles southbound of the presumption primitively recorded by Captain Worsley.

The squad worked from the South African polar probe and logistics vessel, S.A. Agulhas II, owned by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment and nether Master, Capt. Knowledge Bengu, utilizing Saab’s Sabertooth hybrid underwater hunt vehicles. The wreck is protected arsenic a Historic Site and Monument nether the Antarctic Treaty, ensuring that whilst the wreck is being surveyed and filmed it volition not beryllium touched oregon disturbed successful immoderate way.