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HMS Endurance wreck found


James A Pratt III
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The wreck of HMS Endurance has been found and it is still in fairly good condition. The ship sank after being crushed in ice while part of the Shackelton expedition during WW I

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Yes, there's already another thread regarding the matter:

 

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Mate,

Sure but many were RNR or later joined the RN including Shackleton.

Of cause our man joined the AIF as photographer and served on most fronts continuing his great service with a camera

S.B

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2 hours ago, stevebecker said:

Mate,

Sure but many were RNR or later joined the RN including Shackleton.

Of cause our man joined the AIF as photographer and served on most fronts continuing his great service with a camera

S.B

Not quite accurate. Shackleton was a Lt. in the RNR 1901-07 then became a Major in British Army 1917-1919 on return from the Polar Expedition. . 

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Point well made @Lawryleslie

Shacklton was actually RNR until 1904 - ADM 240 record - none of which changes the fact that ENDURANCE was not HMS ENDURANCE. Shackleton's RNR commission, had ben resigned 12 years earlier and, in any case Shackleton was not the master of ENDURANCE. He was the expedition leader. The master of ENDURANCE was Frank Worlsey (Lt Cdr RNR). Many ships had RNR masters but thisdid not turn them from merchant ships into commissioned HM Ships.

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There was a smattering of pre-war RNR, as well as others who had earlier served in the mercantile marine, the regular navy, the Royal Marines and the army, but this was a civilian expedition, independently funded, and had little to do with the Admiralty - so definitely no HMS prefix. 

On their return, many of the Endurance’s crew joined up and served with distinction for the remainder of the war.

Units served in include Royal Engineers (2), RAMC (2), RFA/RGA (2), RFC - Balloon Section (1), RN/RNR/RNVR (8), Mercantile Marine & Fishery Reserve (4). 

Dr. Macklin was awarded an MC and Frank Worsley was awarded a DSO for sinking UC-33 (and he received a bar for services in Northern Russia in 1919). Alfred Cheetham and Timothy McCarthy died when their ships were torpedoed.

MB

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