The USS Burton Island (AG-88) and The USS Edisto (AG-89) in Antarctica

ID: SIA2010-0654

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1947-1948

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-223, Box 1, Folder Photographs

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Summary

Image of the USS Burton Island (AG-88) to the left and the USS Edisto (AG-89) to the right breaking ice in Antarctica. A sled and skis can be seen in the ice. The two ships were used in Operation Windmill from 1947-1948. Operation Windmill was an expedition established by the Chief of Naval Operations to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica.

Author

Unknown

Subject

Operation Windmill

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-223, Box 1, Folder Photographs

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1947-1948

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Ice
  • Research expeditions
  • Snow
  • Sleds
  • Ice breaking operations
  • Icebreakers (Ships)
  • Scientific expeditions

Place

Antarctica

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2010-0654

Physical description

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

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