However, there was one major difference between both ships. The crew of the Endurance spent the Antarctic winter of 1915 trapped on their ship in the sea ice, which slowly drifted to the north west. With Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale. The Endurance, the ship of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, has been lost to the Antarctic ice for more than 100 years. Endurance crew members found a desolate refuge on Elephant Island. In what may be one of history’s most famous successful failures, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and 27 other men set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914 to make what they hoped would be the first land crossing of Antarctica. Learn more about Shackleton’s … Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS (/ ˈ ʃ æ k ə l t ə n /; 15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age … Researchers will use Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to locate the ship's remains, which were crushed by pack ice and sank in November 1915. The crew had hardly reached the continent when their ship was swallowed and crushed by ice. Facetiously describing his arrival in Stanley, in the Falklands, after the failure of the Southern Sky rescue mission, the paper John Bull gave this account. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica, but soon after arrival, his ship — the 'Endurance' — was destroyed by shifting glaciers. The search for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance, has been called off after extreme weather trapped an underwater vehicle under a sheet of ice. A little more than a century ago, Ernest Shackleton and the surviving crew members of the Endurance watched as their ship sunk beneath the Antarctic ice after being trapped for over a year. The ship soon encountered an unexpected density of pack ice. Directed by George Butler. Lloyds of London had insured her for £15,000 which was the first time in history a ship had been insured into the waters of the Antarctic such was their confidence in the voyage and quality of the ship. The British explorer wanted to be first to cross the Antarctic but the Endurance got lodged in thick ice. It was the first time anyone had tried to locate the ship’s position, which was recorded by the Endurance captain Frank Worsley when she sank after being crushed by sea ice 104 years ago. Shackleton named his ship Endurance, borrowing from his family motto: “By endurance we conquer.”. Once the Endurance became trapped, Hurley turned his camera to both the domestic life of the ship, and to the vision of it improbably suspended in the protean world of the ice. When on 21st November 1915 the polar explorer ship Endurance finally yielded to the Antarctic pack ice, Ernest Shackleton and his crew began one of … Can it be found? Ocean Camp, supplies are collected from the failing ship and laid on the ice. Read another story from us: World’s Oldest Intact Shipwreck Found – 2,400-yr-old ‘Ship of Odysseus’ The ship Endurance may not have made it through this remarkable expedition, but every one of its 28 crew survived. Endurance is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. Shackleton soon rechristened her ‘Endurance’ after the Shackleton family motto which was “Fortitudine vincimus” (By endurance we conquer). 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