THE CREW
28 MEN ALPHABETICALLY


Bakewell, William
Able Seaman

Blackborow, Percy
Stowaway

Cheetham, Alfred
Third Officer

Clark, Robert S.
Biologist

Crean, Thomas
Second Officer

Green, Charles J.
Cook

Greenstreet, Lionel
First Officer

Holness, Ernest
Fireman/stoker

How, Walter E.
Able Seaman

Hudson, Hubert T.
Navigator

Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Official Photographer

Hussey, Leonard D. A.
Meteorologist

James, Reginald W.
Physicist

Kerr, A. J.
Second Engineer Macklin,

Dr. Alexander H.
Surgeon

Marston, George E.
Official Artist

McCarthy, Timothy
Able Seaman

McIlroy, Dr. James A.
Surgeon

McLeod, Thomas
Able Seaman

McNish, Henry
Carpenter

Orde-Lees, Thomas
Motor Expert and Storekeeper

Rickinson, Lewis
First Engineer

Shackleton, Ernest H.
Expedition Leader

Stephenson, William
Fireman/stoker

Vincent, John
Able Seaman

Wild, Frank
Second in Command

Wordie, James M.
Geologist

Worsley, Frank
Captain

ELEPHANT
ISLAND
THE SWEATER


Somethinksounds and The T-Shirt Issue
present
Elephant Island sweater

A tribute to the champions of the 1914-1917 Trans-Antarctica expedition
in both song and sweater

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MEN WANTED
for hazardous journey. small wages, bitter cold long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in event of success.

Ernest Shackleton, 4 Burlington st.

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Following the island’s silhouette, the Elephant Island sweater’s seams come together and form the traveling route of the Endurance.

In an attempt to make the first sea-to-sea crossing of the Polar continent, the notorious nautical expedition stranded a 28-man crew on the frozen Elephant Island. It was either sail or die – forcing expedition leader Shackleton to take 5 of his best men on an open boat journey for help, only to return 4 months later for the still marooned remainder of the team.

Today, almost a century later, we remember and celebrate the brave men with a song and a sweater carrying the same name as the dreaded island.

Limited to 28 pieces, each sweater is dedicated to a different member of the crew.

The T/Shirt Issue