Ernest Shackleton's White Star Career


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30 April 1890: The White Star sailing ship Hoghton Tower (Capt. Partridge)
leaves Liverpool for Valparaiso, Chile, with 16-year-old Ernest Shackleton
as a member of her crew, beginning four years of service on the ship.
Continued 3 July. (Source: Mill's The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton.)

25 June 1891: Hoghton Tower (Capt. Robert Robinson) leaves Cardiff with a
cargo of "patent fuel," bound for Iquique, Chile. Among her crew,
apprenticed to the North Western Shipping Company, which manages the White
Star sailing ship fleet, see 4 December and 9 July, is 17-year-old Ernest
Shackleton, making his second trip to South America on Hoghton Tower.
See 30 April; continued 15 May. (Source: Mill's The Life of Sir Ernest
Shackleton.)

15 May 1892: Hoghton Tower, see 25 June, arrives at Liverpool at the end of
Ernest Shackleton's second trip to Chile as a member of the crew. (Source:
Mill's The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton.)

27 June 1892: The White Star sailing ship Hoghton Tower leaves Liverpool
for Madras, with Ernest Shackleton making his third trip as a member of the
ship's crew. Continued 3 July. (Source: Mill's The Life of Sir Ernest
Shackleton.)

3 July 1894: After a two-year long trip to India, Mauritius, Australia and
Chile on the White Star sailing ship Hoghton Tower (Capt. Robert
Robinson), Ernest Shackleton arrives at his family home in Sydenham.
Shackleton's four-year-long White Star career, see 30 April, is now at an
end; in October he will receive his second mate's certificate and spend the
balance of his time in the merchant navy with other lines. (Source: Mill's
The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton.)
 
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Ernest Shackleton was an amazing figure. His antarctic expeditions were the stuff of legends. Dude was badass to the core. No safe spaces for him.
 

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