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Endurance and Shackleton | FMHT

FMHT announces Endurance22 Antarctic expedition

Trust reveals it’s to organise a new search in the Antarctic’s Weddell Sea for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance which was crushed by ice and sank in 1915.

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On this day in history – 25th May 1886: SS Great Britain Runs Out of Steam

Brunel’s famous iron ship, SS Great Britain, arrives in the Falklands 135 years ago and is “condemned” on 25th May 1886.

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On this day in history – 5th April 1982: ‘Royal Navy Task Force heads for the Falklands’

HMS Hermes, flagship of the Falklands War naval task force, left Portsmouth Naval Base and headed for the South Atlantic.

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On this day in history – 17th February 1936: ‘Lady Elizabeth runs aground’

Lady Elizabeth drifted into Port Stanley’s Whalebone Cove after breaking her harbour lines during a storm which ravaged the islands in February 1936.

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Future Projects

The Trust will be adding regularly to our Become a Wreck Hunter” interactive map. We are going to tell more stories from the 19th Century “golden age of sail”, when routinely, magnificent sailing vessels ended up in the Falklands as hulks. First wrecks on the chart were the Vicar of Bray, Lady ElizabethSMS ScharnhorstJhelum and Charles Cooper and we have added the Garland, Actaeon and Capricorn. More will follow.