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Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 3, 2013

During the American Revolutionary War, British forces captured thousands of “rebels”. Those in uniform were accorded treatment somewhat akin to prisoner of war status. Those not in uniform, particularly the maritime privateers, were subjected to harsher conditions.

Ernest Shackleton

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 3, 2012

Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was a British mariner and polar explorer, active during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. He joined the British merchant marine at age 16 and sailed world-wide until 1900, when he talked his way into the…