April 1921 (ii)
Monday 18 April 1921
Shackleton returns from his latest trip to Canada, arriving at Southampton on RMS Aquitania. At this time, his home is at 14 Milnthorpe Road, Eastbourne, where Emily Shackleton is District Commissioner of the Eastbourne Girl
Early April 1921
On Saturday 2 April, Shackleton arrives in New York City on RMS Mauretania, to travel onwards to Canada, in another attempt to secure funding for the Arctic expedition.
Quest is being refitted at the JI Thornycroft yards at
1921 January – March
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.
In 1911, John Rowett provides Shackleton
Prince Olav Harbour whaling station, South Georgia, 1922 – from a photograph by George Hubert Wilkins