Harold Watts collection 1921-1922


Harold Watts collection 1921-1922

Expedition material (102 leaves)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285408

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Shackleton, Ernest Henry, 1874-1922

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Ernest Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and part of two other Antarctic expeditions, acquired Polaris after her owner's financial trouble. Renamed Endurance after the Shackleton family motto Fortitudine vincimus (By Endurance we Conquer), she sailed intending to accomplish the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. She departed for her final voyage on December 15, 1914 but progress was slow, averaging about 30 miles per day through pack ice. A month later, w...

Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1921-1922

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Watts, Harold

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Harold Watts was a telegraphist when he joined the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) as wireless operator. Setting out from London on 17 September 1921 in the wooden sealer Quest, the expedition reached South Georgia where Shackleton suffered a heart attack and died on 5 January 1922. John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild took command and the expedition continued, briefly exploring the South Sandwich Islands and the Weddell Sea before returning to ...