VOYAGE OF MV MAGGA DAN Voyage - 1959/60 V2 - Changeover Davis & Wilkes
Voyage - 1959/60 V2 - Changeover Davis & Wilkes VOYAGE OF MV MAGGA DAN Expedition Leader: Phillip Garth Law Ship Captain: Harald Moller Pederson Voyage Support: Deputy Voyage Leader: Robert Frederick Martin Dalton Army DUKWs: Capt V C Smith?? Lieut Colin K Bryant, RAASCOIC Dukws Sgt J Allday?? Sgt R K Rundle?? Cpl R Armfield?? Cpl W Stafford?? Air support: De Havilland aircraft DH C2 VH-PGL Wing Commander Richard Cresswell OIC and Pilot of Beaver G W Clayton (engineer and crew) Helicopters: Hiller 12C VH-THB, VH-THC Captain Ray T Hudson, OIC, TAA Trans Australian Airlines Captain Peter B Ivanoff, Pilot, TAA Trans Australian Airlines J V White , Engineer ??? Round Trip: David Cook, Surveyor Ian Roderick McLeod, Geologist Itinerary: Arrive Depart Melbourne 5 Jan 60 Dumont d'Urville 14 Jan 60 15 Jan 60 Lewis Island 17 Jan 60 19 Jan 60 Davis 30 Jan 60 4 Feb 60 Wilkes 11 Feb 60 Davis Islands Group 13 Feb 60 Wilkes 14 Feb 60 19 Feb 60 Ivanoff Peninsula 19 Feb 60 Davis Islands 19 Feb 60 20 Feb 60 Chick Island (Henry Islands) 23 Feb 60 25 Feb 60 Lewis Island 28 Feb 60 29 Feb 60 Macquarie Island 5 Mar 60 5 Mar 60 Melbourne 11 Mar 60 Helicopters were used by ANARE for the first time in Antarctica on this voyage. The hull of Magga Dan was damaged in a backing run on 20 Jan 1960. One of the aircraft, flown by Captain Peter Ivanoff, crashed on 13 February in strong katabatic winds near Wilkes. A courtesy call was made on Dumont d'Urville before the ship sailed to Davis and Wilkes to conduct the station changeovers. Landings were made to conduct short scientific programs at a number of islands. During the stay at Davis a new surgery was built and a new method of heating huts using hot water from a heat exchanger working off the diesel generator exhausts was installed. Aerial photography continued.
reference "Antarctic Events Database" data of the Australian Antarctic Data Center