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USS Burton Island (AG 88) in Antarctica | by Smithsonian Institution
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USS Burton Island (AG 88) in Antarctica

Author: Unknown


Subject: Operation Windmill


Type: Photographic print



Date: 1947


Topic: Research expeditions

     Scientific expeditions



     Icebreakers (Ships)

     Ice breaking operations


Standard number: SIA2010-0647


Physical description: Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: 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) off the coast of Antarctica. The number 88 on the ship indicates that it is the USS Burton Island. A second Icebreaker ,the USS Edisto (AG-89), was also used during the expedition. 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

     Antarctic Ocean


Persistent URL:Link to data base record


Repository:Smithsonian Archives - History Div


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Taken on February 23, 2010