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#26 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

USS GLACIER (AGB-4) Thule Greenland and points North

 

Operation SUNEC Summer 1958 (SUpport of the North East Command i.e. the resupply of North Polar radar and weather stations)

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#27 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:53 PM

....bit chilly out there

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:21 PM

Here is a red border version of the Glacier 

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:27 PM

I'm still looking for that one.....

 

Icebreaker USS ATKA (AGB-3) In USN service 1950 to 1966, her usual patch, used and shrunken, and an error patch

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 05 April 2017 - 01:58 PM.
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#30 Bearmon

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

Japanese made Task Force 43 

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

Very nice, here's my Japanese Task Force 199

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:22 PM

Icebreaker USS STATEN ISLAND (AGB-5) From the deck jacket of a crewman who was on Deep Freeze 1962-1963

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:25 PM

This is the typical two-piece construction STATEN ISLAND deep freeze patch we see, this one being a well worn patch removed from a USN deck jacket

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  • AGB 5 USS STATEN ISLAND 007.jpg


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:27 PM

They were also used with just the backing and illustrated individually.  This one is also removed from the same deck jacket

 

Deep Freeze 62' 63' - On this expedition the STATEN ISLAND lost their Captain in a helicopter crash along with the pilot.  Their remains were not recovered.

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  • AGB 5 USS STATEN ISLAND 004.jpg
  • AGB 5 USS STATEN ISLAND 005.jpg

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

One piece patch on the left, two piece on the right

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:07 PM

I hope you don't mind me adding one that I picked up today - This is my first "Polar" patch - this could be my next addiction

 

Bill

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:18 PM

I hope you don't mind me adding one that I picked up today - This is my first "Polar" patch - this could be my next addiction

 

Bill

 

Very nice USCG Arctic cruise patch Bill, one I've never seen



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:36 AM

Another Deep Freeze collection posted by a member

 

http://www.usmilitar...uadron-patches/



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:07 AM

HC-1 DET 41 aboard the Wind class Icebreaker USS BURTON ISLAND (AGB-1) 1965 & 1966 On her last USN Antarctica Cruise flying a Bell helicopter

 

She was in USN service from 1946 to 1966.  She then joined the Coast Guard as (WAGB-283) until 1978

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:29 AM

Naval Support Force Antarctica Detachment Alfa 1974

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:08 AM

Here is a nice early one for the USS Burton Island AGB 1

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:03 AM

Operation Deep Freeze 1/8" thick leather patch circa 1962

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:20 PM

Amundsen Scott station (1957–1975)
 
The original South Pole station, now referred to as "Old Pole", was constructed by an 18-man United States Navy crew during 1956–1957. The crew landed on site in October 1956 and was the first group to overwinter at the South Pole, during 1957. The low temperature recorded during 1957 was −74 °C (−101 °F). These temperatures, combined with low humidity and low air pressure, are survivable only with specialized equipment.
 
On January 3, 1958, Sir Edmund Hillary's team from New Zealand, part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, reached the station over land from Scott Base, followed shortly by Sir Vivian Fuchs' British scientific component.
 
The buildings of Old Pole were assembled from prefabricated components delivered to the South Pole by air and airdropped. They were originally built on the surface, with covered wood-framed walkways connecting the buildings. Although snow accumulation in open areas at the South Pole is approximately 8 in (20 cm) per year, wind-blown snow accumulates much more quickly in the vicinity of raised structures. By 1960, three years after the construction of the station, it had already been buried by 6 ft (1.8 m) of snow.
 
The station was abandoned in 1975 and became deeply buried, with the pressure causing the mostly wooden roof to cave in. The station was demolished in December 2010, after an equipment operator fell through the structure doing snow stability testing for the National Science Foundation (NSF). The area was being vetted for use as a campground for NGO guests.

 

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:00 PM

Older Antarctic Support Activities Detachment Alfa patch made by Hilborn Hamburger

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:17 PM

Grouping from scientist who served on Admiral Byrd's flagship, USS/USNS WYANDOT (AKA-92) on Deep Freeze I and II after WYANDOT finished her duty with Operation SUNEC.  

WYANDOT brought the Byrd expedition to the pole to establish the Little America base.

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  • USNS WYANDOT 002.jpg
  • Operation-Deep-Freeze-Wyandot-KA92-3617 02.jpg


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:18 PM

Metal Disks and Canvas South Pole Patch

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:25 PM

Byrd Antarctica Patch

Photo:  Admiral Byrd aboard Wyandot 1955

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

His cut edge Task Force 43 patch

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:28 PM

and his cut edge AIRDEVRON 6 patch

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:59 PM

A nice pick came in today, got a pair of these on the cards  USS Wyandotte AKA 92  looks like service at both ends of the world.

She was a T AKA from 1962 on so this patch is a 50's or early 60's vintage. 

 

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