A Fond Farewell To HMS Endurance
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A Fond Farewell To HMS Endurance

The age of Twitter so nearly brought us a polar research vessel named RRS Boaty McBoatface - 'RRS Sir David Attenborough' ultimately winning...

A Fond Farewell To HMS Endurance
The age of Twitter so nearly brought us a polar research vessel named RRS Boaty McBoatface - 'RRS Sir David Attenborough' ultimately winning out.
 
But it was a former age of brave Antarctic exploration that once inspired an icebreaker named HMS Endurance (A171), also known as “Red Plum.”
 
Named after the vessel Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed when he attempted to traverse the Antarctic continent between 1914 and 1917, Endurance has continued the tradition of South Pole exploration.