Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Robert Charles Haun; 1956; Dimensions Unknown
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.