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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The ship was the nucleus of a pressure wave

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Sep 1915 - Oct 1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.3 x 20.2 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580094
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

The masts of "Endurance" barely visible behind large hummocks of ice.

Pressure waves are caused by the effects of wind and current on sea ice in a confined space. Endurance was stuck fast in thick pack ice in a large, enclosed bay; the huge sheets of ice were forced together like a vice. The ship, trapped in the middle, stood no chance.

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