The <em>Dudley Docker</em> arrives at Cape Valentine, Elephant Island
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The Dudley Docker arrives at Cape Valentine, Elephant Island

15 April 1916

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

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With food supplies dwindling during their stay at Patience Camp, Shackleton decided to take to the boats and head direct for Elephant Island, their nearest refuge where they finally made landfall on 15 April, soaked, frozen and racked with thirst. More