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Bearmon, thanks for the link!

 

Mericle Rock:

A nunatak in the middle of Campbell Glacier, approximately 9 mi from its head, in Victoria Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for David L. Mericle, U.S. Navy (USN), electronics technician at McMurdo Station, 1967.

 

I'd like to find a patch to go with his grouping...

 

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Set of USS ARNEB (AKA-56) Deep Freeze patches - Andromeda class attack cargo ship in service 1944 to 1971. 4 battle stars WWII, MUC for Apollo 7 recovery mission.

 

Polar logistic ship 1955-1964. Flagship of Deep Freeze I and made multiple Arctic and Antarctic voyages

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USS ARNEB (AKA-56) Andromeda class attack cargo ship in service 1944 to 1971. 4 battle stars WWII, MUC for Apollo 7 recovery mission.

 

Polar logistic ship 1955-1964. Flagship of Deep Freeze I and made multiple Arctic and Antarctic voyages

(Bearmon posted this one earlier)

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USS ARNEB (AKA-56) Andromeda class attack cargo ship in service 1944 to 1971. 4 battle stars WWII, MUC for Apollo 7 recovery mission.

 

Polar logistic ship 1955-1964. Flagship of Deep Freeze I and made multiple Arctic and Antarctic voyages

 

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USS ARNEB (AKA-56) Andromeda class attack cargo ship in service 1944 to 1971. 4 battle stars WWII, MUC for Apollo 7 recovery mission.

 

Polar logistic ship 1955-1964. Flagship of Deep Freeze I and made multiple Arctic and Antarctic voyages

 

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NAVSUPPFOR ANTARCTICA - US NAVAL SUPPORT FORCE ANTARCTICA DETACHMENT ALFA

 

WINTER OVER 1976 Bicentennial

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WILLIAMS FIELD (willy field) - Operation Deep Freeze - Southernmost Naval Air Traffic Control Headquarters - South Pole Williams Field MAC (Military Airlift Command) Center

 

Williams Field is named in honor of Richard T. Williams, a United States Navy equipment operator who drowned when his D-8 tractor broke through the ice on January 6, 1956. Williams and other personnel were participants in the first Operation Deep Freeze, a U.S. military mission to build a permanent science research station at McMurdo Station in anticipation of the International Geophysical Year 1957–58

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WILLIAMS FIELD (willy field) - Operation Deep Freeze



Williams Field is named in honor of Richard T. Williams, a United States Navy equipment operator who drowned when his D-8 tractor broke through the ice on January 6, 1956. Williams and other personnel were participants in the first Operation Deep Freeze, a U.S. military mission to build a permanent science research station at McMurdo Station in anticipation of the International Geophysical Year 1957–58


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USS GLACIER (AGB-4) Improved Wind class Icebreaker in USN service 1955 to 1966. She participated in 11 Deep Freeze operations for the USN. Later in USCG service 1966 to 1987

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Two Icebreaking Sisters......

 

USCGC POLAR STAR (AGB-10) & USCGC POLAR SEA (AGB-11) Commissioned in 1976 & 1978 respectively

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USCGC POLAR STAR (AGB-10) & USCGC POLAR SEA (AGB-11) Commissioned in 1976 & 1978 respectively

 

Polar Star alongside her sister ship USCGC Polar Sea near McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

 

The upward angle of Polar Star's bow is designed so that the hull rides up onto the ice surface during icebreaking operations. Subsequently the ship's weight and forward motion combine to fracture the ice.

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USCGC POLAR STAR (AGB-10) Commissioned in 1976 - Her first cruise - Bicentennial Break Out Arctic Ice Test

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USCGC POLAR SEA (WAGB-11)

Ice Edge Properties - 1985 Icebreaking season

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USS GLACIER (AGB-4) Improved Wind class Icebreaker in USN service 1955 to 1966. She participated in 11 Deep Freeze operations for the USN. Later in USCG service 1966 to 1987

 

USCGC GLACIER (WAGB-4) In US Coast Guard Service, Hilborn Hamburger circa 1960's

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