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Nimrod

 
Sir Ernest Shackleton's Exploration Vessel
 


Image of ss Nimrod (Sir Ernest Shackleton's Exploration Vessel)



Length:
Breadth:
Draft (or Depth):
Tonnage: 334 (gross)
Engines:
Speed: 6 knots
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Port of Registry:
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color:
Company flag: British
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters:
Details: Former sealing vessel purchased by Shackleton for his expedition to the south pole.


 

Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Vessel used during Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1908 Antarctic expedition. Mentioned several times during his testimony before Lord Mersey.


Data:

January 1, 1908

Nimrod sailed for the Antarctic from Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand.

January 31, 1919

Ran aground on the Barber Sands off the Norfolk (UK) coast. Ship broke up and was lost.

 


Image Courtesy: Old Ship Photo Galleries (http://www.photoship.co.uk) Used with permission.