Monday, March 1


Stuck for 9 months in the growing ice in the Weddell sea


The hull succumbed to the pressure - October 27 1915 ... and sank, bow first on November 27;
the last ship of her kind.

Endurance was named after a family motto of Shackleton's
"Fortitudine vincimus" (By endurance we conquer).

Endurance appears to be one part of the major theme in the Antarctic exploration era - Mawson's insane sledging trip in 1912, Scott and Amundsen's race to the pole ... the sinking ship enduring the crushing of the pack in 1915 ... enduring in the hope of a Southerly gale that would part the pack ice.

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