Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s HMS Endurance has been located presumably undamaged south of the Falkland Islands more than a century after it sank off the coast of Antarctica. The Falklands History Hit, a multimedia platform co-founded by historian Dan Snow, and the Maritime Heritage Trust collaborated on the discovery. “This is by far the finest wooden shipwreck I have ever seen. It is upright, well proud of the seabed, intact, and in a brilliant state of preservation,” Mensun Bound, the mission’s exploration director, said in a statement. A crew of scientists, historians, and filmmakers were on board to film a video for a future documentary about the Endurance search.

The Endurance set sail from the United Kingdom for Antarctica in 1914, arriving in McMurdo Sound the following year. But due to the terrible weather, the ship became trapped in thick, unbreakable ice in the Weddell Sea and sank 3,008 meters below the surface. Shackleton with 28 other men on board abandoned the Endurance and built basic camp facilities on ice floes heading north. Despite the expedition’s failure, the team’s survival and subsequent rescue months later with no casualties were considered a triumph of their bravery and Shackleton’s great leadership qualities.