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Ship That Sir Ernest Shackleton Died On In 1922 Is Found Off The Coast Of Newfoundland

Search Director David Mearns said the ship is "intact"

'Quest', the ship which Ernest Shackleton made his final voyage on has been found in the Labrador Sea off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada.

Shackleton was born in Kilkea in 1874 and died in January 1922, aged 47, after suffering a heart attack on board the ship while trying to reach the Antarctic.

When he died, Quest was acquired by a Norwegian company and it was involved in a series of expeditions until the 5th of May, 1962, when it was damaged by ice and sank.

All of the crew survived.

Searchers yesterday announced that Quest has been located in the Labrador Sea off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada and Search Director David Mearns said the ship is "intact".

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