The start for South Georgia

24 April 1916

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


On 24 April Shackleton set off in a reinforced and covered-over James Caird, with Worsley, Crean, McCarthy, Vincent and McNish, to make the 800 mile (1,480km) journey to South Georgia. This photograph shows the James Caird launched into the sea, before being loaded with ballast from the Stancomb Wills. Its raised sides and covered-over deck, made to give some protection during the voyage to South Georgia, can be seen quite clearly.

Silver bromide print

13.2 x 20.2 cm

RCIN 2580110