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Date: 1921-1922

After abandoning plans for an Arctic expedition, Shackleton set sail in the Quest on what was to be his final voyage to the south. The expedition planned to sail along previously unvisited stretches of the Antarctic continent. Quest arrived in South Georgia in January 1922 after writing a final diary entry Shackleton retired to his cabin where he died on 5 January. The expedition continued under John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild's command visiting the South Shetland Islands, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha. The expedition proved the non-existence of New South Greenland. Shackleton was buried in the whalers' graveyard at Grytviken, South Georgia.