A day by day (almost!) account of the Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition 1921-1922
Month: March 2021
1921 January – March
March 31, 2021
In January 1921, Shackleton acquires a 4-year-old Norwegian sealer, Foca 1. The ship is especially suitable for Arctic sea conditions. It is renamed Quest at Emily Shackleton’s suggestion. It is 125 feet long and 204 tons (gross tonnage).
While teenagers at school at Dulwich College in the 1890’s, Ernest Shackleton meets John Quiller Rowett. Although not in the same year, they walk the same route to school and exchange notes on homework.