They're equipped with warm, heavy Borman Sheep-Lined Coats. This is by no means the first time that Borman Coats have gone down beneath the world, for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II used them exclusively.
The coats, made at Johnstown, New York, are strongly built to withstand the long, hard wear they'll get— they are sewn on Union Specials.
The word ‘shiver’ is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “to break into small fragments or splinters” while the ‘timbers’ refer to the wooden support frames of old sailing ships. So the saying ‘shiver me timbers’ was most likely alluding to the shock of a large wave or cannonball smashing into the ship and causing the hull to shudder or split asunder. –NE–