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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Launching the 'James Caird' for the relief voyage to South Georgia

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
24 April 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
12.8 x 20.3 cm
RCIN 
2580109
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

This photograph marks the beginning of the tiring and soaking process of launching the 'James Caird', after loading her with ballast from the 'Stancomb Wills'. The swell in the bay nearly caused her to capsize, tipping two of her crew into the water. Despite these difficulties the 'James Caird' was ready to sail by midday on 24 April 1916.

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