Ship profile for the sailing ship: "James Caird II"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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James Caird II, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2002 , 05/2002

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2002,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:James Caird II
Registered port:Bad Bramstedt
Type of ship:Expeditions- und Rettungsboot
Year built:1999
Yard:Skibs & Bædebyggeri, Egernsund, DK
Length:7.00 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 31 May 2002

  • replica of the lifeboat "James Caird" of the explorer ship "Endurance", in which the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (l874-l922) succeeded the rescue of the explorer team in the Antarctic winter 1916, he and five companions made the epic open boat voyage of 1300 km from Elephant Island, 800 km south of Cape Horn, to South Georgia to get help.
  • the original ship is now preserved at Dulwich College, Shackleton's old school in south London, as a memorial to an illustrious son.
  • Shackleton's boat was named after Sir James Key Caird (1837-1916), a Scottish jute manufacturer, whose generous gift helped finance Shackleton's Endurance expedition of 1914-16.
  • after other expeditions in 1993 and 1997 by English and Irish teams that failed the explorer Arved Fuchs, owner of "James Caird II", together with three companions repeated the historic voyage of Shackleton in 2000.


Website (English, 31 May 2002):
Website of the James Caird Society with information about Sir Ernest Shackleton and his expedition 1914-16