Born on this day – Sir Ernest Shackleton

15/02/1874: Born on this day in 1874, the Polar Explorer, Sir Ernest Shackelton File photo dated 1922 of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The new British Antarctic Survey ship the Royal Research Ship Ernest Shackleton which will take over from the Royal Research Ship Bransfield. The new ship will be renamed the RRS Ernest Shackleton by the Honorable Alexandra Shackleton, grand-daughter of the polar explorer at Grimsby docks on Saturday September 11 1999 . PA Photos

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