Transport details

MV Polar Queen

Ship Details

Official Ship Name MV Polar Queen
Optionally, other names used RRS Ernest Shackleton
Call sign
Expedition capacity 80
Crew capacity 12
Fuel type

Fuel capacity 1380 cubic metres
Length (overall) 80 m
Breadth (overall) 17 m
Draft (overall) 6.15 m
Gross tonnage 1800 tonnes
Normal sea speed 12 knots
Ice Class DnV*A1 Icebreaker Ice 05

Helicopter deck

Other comments The MV Polar Queen was built in 1995 for the Norwegian shipping company, Rieber Shipping at the Kverner Kleven Leirvik A/S yard. The ship was renamed RRS Ernest Shackleton when purchased by UK.

©Sandra Potter 2004
Catalogue id
The second Polar Queen
Potter, Sandra

Voyage List

List of voyages that used this ship/aircraft. Click on voyage name to display full details.

Voyage Cruise Name Dates Voyage Leader Objectives
1998/99 V5.1   18-Feb-1999 to 19-Mar-1999   Ms. Sandra Potter   Casey & Mawson SAB & Supplies