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The USS Burton Island (AG-88) and the USS Edisto (AG-89) Breaking Ice

Author: Unknown

 

Subject: Operation Windmill

 

Type: Photographic print

    Exterior

    Aerial

 

Date: 1947

 

Topic: Aerial photographs

     Research expeditions

     Scientific expeditions

     Snow

     Ice

     Icebreakers (Ships)

     Ice breaking operations

 

Standard number: SIA2010-0658

 

Physical description: Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Aerial; Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

 

Notes: Image located in Robert B. Klaverkamp's collection. Klaverkamp, an enlisted Naval Correspondent, participated in Operation Windmill. Malcolm Davis, zookeeper at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, was also on the expedition and was assigned to the Icebreaker USS Edisto (AG-89) with the express purpose of collecting penguins, other birds, and leopard seals

 

Summary: Image of the USS Burton Island (AG-88) and the USS Edisto (AG-89) breaking ice in Antarctica, for Operation Windmill. The USS Burton Island can be seen to the left of the image with the crew standing on deck. The USS Edisto is in the bottom of the image and it is connected to the USS Burton by a rope. The caption at the bottom of the image reads: "Operation Iceikle." Operation Windmill (1947-1948) was an expedition established by the Chief of Naval Operations to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica

 

Place: Antarctica

 

Persistent URL:Link to data base record

 

Repository:Smithsonian Archives - History Div

 

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Taken on February 23, 2010