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U.S.S. Glacier Breaking Ice

Penguins watching the ice breaker
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Robert Charles Haun; 1956; Dimensions Unknown
Accession #: 88-192-G
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As part of Operation DEEP FREEZE I between November 1955 and April 1956, the Navy began to prepare the way for a permanent research station on Antarctica.  It was also a shakedown cruise for the Navy’s newest and largest icebreaker, U.S.S. Glacier.  The ship proved itself to be very reliable, faster, and more effective than older icebreakers. 

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