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Ice Breaker U.S.S. Edisto leads the U.S.S. Arneb Return From Antarctica

Rough seas seen from the deck of a ship
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Board; by Robert Charles Haun; 1956; Unframed Dimensions 9H X 10W
Accession #: 88-192-BO
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Study for 88-192-C.  The U.S.S. Arneb left Antarctica on 3 February and sailed for New Zealand. U.S.S. Edisto escorted Arneb through the pack ice area but found there was nothing to worry about, so Arneb proceeded alone. The other ships followed suit soon after, with U.S.S. Glacier being the last ship to depart Antarctica on 29 March. A total of 166 American men remained to "winter over," making repairs to equipment and packaging the freight to be hauled overland to build future bases as part of Operation Deep Freeze II. Their next mail drop would come in October

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