HMS Avoca

HMS Avoca: Armed Merchant Cruiser, hired merchantman, previously as SS Avon

HMS Avoca: Armed Merchant Cruiser, hired merchantman, previously as SS Avon (naval-history.net)

HMS Avoca, a British armed merchant cruiser at Port Stanley, might have taken Shackleton to Punta Arenas…”

β€” Roland Huntford, Shackleton

“The Avoca cannot remain waiting on Shackleton’s convenience…men o’war cannot be delayed in war time for matters not connected with the war.”

β€” British Admiralty, from the minutes

HMS Avoca Captain's log, 4 June 1916

HMS Avoca Captain’s log, 4 June 1916 (naval-history.net)

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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