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Operation Deep Freeze, Dewline, Arctic & Antarctic Operations


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USCGC EDISTO (WAGB-284) USN Wind class Icebreaker (AGB-2), the Ready Eddie, 1947-1965. Transferred to the USCG 1965 to 1974.

 

Frequently assigned to Operation Arctic East, Greenland - The establishment and annual resupply of Thule Air Force Base. Photo Edisto and Southwind at Thule AFB Pier, Greenland

WAGB 284 USCGC EDISTO Operation Arctic East Greenland 001.jpg

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WAGB 284 USCGC EDISTO Thule Air Force Base pier 1966 1967 001.jpg

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On one of her transits to Thule, EDISTO was breaking ice for the 18,000 kw Power Plant Construction Team supply convoy, Operation Arctic East

Thule Greenland Power Plant 001.jpg

Thule Greenland Power Plant 002.jpg

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She also participated in Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica over multiple seasons

 

CTF-43 USCGC EDISTO (WAGB-284) Operation Deep Freeze Antarctic Support

 

 

WAGB 284 USCGC EDISTO Operation Deep Freeze CTF 4.3 001.jpg

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USAP - NSF - United States Antarctic Program - National Science Foundation made by Swiss Tex, 1980's

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