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|Interior Department Vessel North Star
|SS North Star the supply ship of the U.S. Government's Antarctic expedition, is pictured as she was taken from her Boston, MA.
dock and turned around in the stream so that she could be tied to the pier from the other side. This was done because the 37-ton snow cruiser seen on the deck of the ship
overlapped after it was put aboard and would have hit the dock at low tide. The North Star was scheduled to leave for her destination early on Wednesday morning
November 15, 1935.
International News Photo
USCGC North Star (WPG-59)
|USCGC North Star (WPG-59) near the Boston Navy Yard, 18 June 1941 after conversion for Coast Guard service.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photos 19-N-24201 and 19-N-24199, US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Robert Hurst and
|USCGC North Star (WPG-59) arrives at Little America in early 1941. Photo was taken from USS Bear (AG-29).
US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1985.131.045
|USCGC North Star (WPG-59) underway in Greenland waters while serving with the Greenland Patrol, circa 1941-43.
USCG photo from the collections of the US Coast Guard Historian's Office
|USCGC North Star (WPG-59) underway on 11 July 1942, location unknown. the most prominent feature is a Grumman J2F Duck on her quarterdeck. Note the 55 gallon drums of aviation fuel carried amidships.
|USCGC North Star (WPG-59) near Boston Navy Yard, 18 June 1941, after conversion for Coast Guard service. Built for the Bureau
of Indian Affairs to resupply remote outposts in Alaska, this ship participated in two Antarctic voyages and then arrived at Boston in May 1941 for duty on the Coast
Guard's Greenland Patrol.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 19-N-24200 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USCGC North Star (WPG-59) near Boston Navy Yard, 9 November 1942. This ship became USS North Star (IX-148) when
the Coast Guard released her from Greenland Patrol duty in January, 1944 but she spent most of her time in the Navy in inactive status.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 26-G-9-20-43(1), courtesy Shipscribe.com.
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