In April 1916, Cork able seaman Timothy McCarthy was one of five men chosen by Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on what was arguably the most perilous open-boat journey of modern times – the mission to rescue their fellow crew members, stranded and starving 800 miles away in the stormy Subantarctic Ocean.
McCarthy’s gallant efforts earned him the prestigious Polar Medal, but on his return home he was thrust into service aboard the SS Narragansett, and lost...
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