Foster, United States Navy Antarctic Expeditions

Scope and Content

  • MS 345/1;SP Diagram illustrating methods of towing ships in ice and of mooring ships against ice, undated
  • MS 345/2;MSM Diagram of McMurdo Sound, 17 December 1955 to 9 March 1956 [Illustrating ice edges and effort to show icebreaking effort and its results]
  • MS 345/3;MSM Chart of Antarctica, 12 December 1955 [Showing track of USS Glacier]
  • MS 345/4;MSM Diagrammatic map of Antarctica, January 1956 [Showing long range flights mead by US aircraft]
  • MS 345/5;MSM Sketch map of Kainan Bay showing sea ice and barrier positions, tractor trail and initial supply dump, Little America V
  • MS 345/6;MSM Plan of Williams Air Operating Facility, McMurdo Sound [Scale 1 inch to 40']
  • MS 345/7;MSM Diagram showing tractor trail from Kainan Bay to Byrd Station
  • MS 345/8;MSM Map of McMurdo Sound [Showing ice edges, airstrips, unloading areas]

Administrative / Biographical History

With the establishment of permanent stations on Antarctica the United States navy began a series of annual voyages south to relieve the personnel. USS Glacier captained by Eugene Mather visited McMurdo Sound before moving on to Kainan Bay where the Little America V station was to be erected.




The Institute's Picture Library holds several collections containing photographs/negatives for various years of Operation Deep Freeze, a search of Polar Pictures will provide more information.

Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 015 United Sates Navy Antarctic Expeditions, 1955-1998.

Geographical Names