Personnel of the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition
The Shackleton–Rowett Expedition, 1921–22, was the last Antarctic expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Proposed as an ambitious two-year programme of Antarctic exploration it was curtailed by the death of Shackleton and the inadequacies of the expedition's ship, Quest. Under the command of Frank Wild several attempts were made to break through the Antarctic pack ice, but the expedition was never able to proceed further than longitude 20°E. On the crew's return to Cape Town to refit in preparation for the second term they were ordered home. The crew of the Quest comprised 24 members in all, but only 19 were on board for the start of the Antarctic portion (Hussey accompanied Shackleton's body when it was put on board a ship for England, and Eriksen, Mooney and Bee-Mason had left before the ship reached South Georgia). Gerald Lysaght, a yachtsman, accompanied the crew from Plymouth to Cape Verde.
Sir Ernest Shackleton
|1874||1922||Commander||Died on South Georgia during the expedition|
|1873||1939||2nd in Command||Took command of the expedition on Shackleton's death. Had served as 2nd in Command on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|1872||1943||Captain of Quest||Formerly Captain of Endurance during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|Alexander Kerr||1892||1964||Engineer||Served as 2nd Engineer on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|James McIlroy||1879||1968||Surgeon/Meteorologist||Veteran of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|1889||1967||Surgeon/In charge of stores and equipment||Veteran of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|1891||1964||Meteorologist/Assistant Surgeon||Accompanied Shackleton's body to Montevideo and then back to South Georgia, so was not present for most of the expedition. Veteran of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|1888||1974||Cook||Veteran of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|Thomas McLeod||1869||1960||Able seaman||Veteran of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition|
|Roderick Carr||1891||1971||Pilot||Assisted with scientific work as the expedition's plane was unserviceable|
|James Dell||c.1880||1968||Electrician, Boatswain||Had been with Shackleton on the Discovery Expedition|
|George Vibert Douglas||1892||1958||Geologist||Born in Montreal, Canada. Professor of Geology, Dalhousie University (1932-1957)|
|James Marr||1902||1965||Boy Scout||With Mooney was selected from 1,700 Scouts who applied to accompany the expedition|
|Norman Mooney||c.1904||Boy Scout||Left the ship at Madeira after suffering chronic seasickness|
|Douglas George Jeffrey||1885||1972||Navigator||Had been intended for the original crew on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, but when war broke out on the eve of Endurance's departure he felt compelled to stay in England to sign up.|
|Eriksen||Harpoon Expert||Returned home when the Quest put in at Rio de Janeiro for repairs|
|John Charles Bee-Mason||c.1875||1957||Photographer||Left the ship at Madeira after suffering chronic seasickness|
|C. E. Smith||2nd Engineer|
|Harold Watts||Wireless Operator|
|G. H. Ross||Stoker|
|S. S. Young||Stoker||Joined the expedition in Rio de Janeiro|
|Harold Arthur Argles||1899||1929||Stoker||Joined the expedition in Rio de Janeiro.|
|Christopher Naisbitt||Cook's assistant||Joined the expedition in Rio de Janeiro|
|Query (Dog)||1920/21||1922||Mascot||Washed overboard and drowned on June 9, 1922|
|Questie (Cat)||1921||Mascot||A kitten presented to the expedition by the Daily Mail|
- Full name: Norman Erland Mooney
- Not in Wild's crew list in his report to the Royal Geographical Society, but mentioned in Shackleton's Last Voyage
- Also known as John Charles Mason
- Probably George Hamblin Ross
- Listed as James Argyles in Mills, p.340; as Argle and Argles in Shackleton's Last Voyage; as H. J. Argyles in the crew list of Wild's report to the Royal Geographical Society, and as Argles later in the same document.
- He was a puppy when Shackleton brought him on board in early 1921
- Mills, Leif (1999). Frank Wild. Whitby: Caedmon of Whitby. ISBN 0-905355-48-2.
- Wild, Frank. "Shackleton's Last Voyage: The Story of the Quest". www.archive.org. Retrieved 3 December 2008.
- Wild, Frank (2 February 1923). "The Voyage of the Quest". The Geographical Journal 61 (2): 73–97. doi:10.2307/1781104.