In honour of Shackleton in 1999 was named by the British Antarctic research ship RRS Ernest Shackleton was built in Norway in 1995. Port-based — Port Stanley, is used for operation of Antarctic stations and research programs.RRS Ernest Shackleton is a Royal Research ship, which is run by the British Antarctic Survey. She is primarily a logistics ship used for the replenishment of the scientific stations in Antarctica.
Started in 1995 as MV polar Queen for the GARBAGE COLLECTOR RIBERA, Sending AS it operated in the Antarctic by other national programmes. The British Antarctic Survey acquired her on a long term bareboat Charter in August 1999 and renamed her RRS Ernest Shackleton after the British polar Explorer sir Ernest Shackleton. She replaced the RRS Bransfield.RRS
Ernest Shackleton is primarily a logistics ship used for the replenishment of the Antarctic research stations of the Review. She loads cargo and science equipment in the Humber and sails to the Antarctic in September/October each year, returning in May/June. After annual refit/drydock Ernest Shackleton is chartered for commercial survey work for the Northern summer