Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition [Weddell Sea Party] 1914-1916


Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition [Weddell Sea Party] 1914-1916

Expedition material



SNAC Resource ID: 6285470

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Blackborow, W. Perce, 1894-1949 (person)

Perce Blackborow was born in Newport, Wales in 1894. Eager to return home from Buenos Aires, he applied to join the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition [Weddell Sea Party], 1914-1916 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) but was turned down. He came aboard Endurance as a stowaway and was discovered shortly after the ship left South Georgia, when he signed on as a steward. After Endurance was crushed in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the crew lived for six months on drif...

Worsley, Frank Arthur, 1872-1943 (person)

Joint leader of the British Arctic Expedition, 1925. From the description of Journal and log-books [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845758 Captain of "Endurance" on the British Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, under the command of Sir Ernest Shackleton. From the description of Journals [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845749 Frank Arthur Worsley was born at Akaroa, New Zealand, on 22 ...

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