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FROM:   CTU 43.1.1
TO:     COMNAVSUPPFOR ANTARCTICA

  5 Jan -- Embarked in STATEN ISLAND.  Posit 43-35.7S 173-02.0E. Broke Pennant in STATEN ISLAND 042123Z. Departed Port Lyttelton 042200Z. Enroute Palmer Peninsula with USARP party on board.

  5 Jan -- Posit 46-57.5S 179-10.9E. SOA 14.0. Course 126 for point 60S 150W. Will make decision whether to continue course to edge of pack ice or change to proceed in more easterly direction based on future weather.

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Saturday 5 [[strikethrough]] X[[/strikethrough]] I 63

Quite a skip here to January 5, 1963. This day we cast loose from the dock at about 10[[underlined]]30[[/underlined]] Clear warm day, moved slowly along, while stb. launch came along side to be hoisted [[strikethrough]] abored [[/strikethrough]] aboard. // There had been a host of visitors aboard. Eddie Goodale and Jack Crowell went up to Captains Quarters, may be for pictures when Tom Berg shanghaied me to get customs declaration filled out, about 3d one Ive done since coming to N.Z. // If pictures were taken I missed out; If not I missed out.
/// After lunch the skipper had us in for a staff conference about man power needed for our various operations // Some 7 or 8 men will be asisting, or rather taking over the collection of specimens// This being Sat. and tomorrow Sunday the Engineer Mr. Cunningham said see me Monday morn which I shall//
Jack Crowell said temperatures down below must have been nearer a hundred, I guess he was right alright.
Today by comparison it is rather wonderful. - Sky is grey; sea is msdache some white caps; good wind; spray is flying; too chilly for ^ [[insertion]] the [[/insertion]] kaki shirt, I have one Towells and room service are furnished but not soap. McMurdo furnishes soap or at least it was around, and in plenty
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