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Interview of Ross R. Hatch by Dian O. Belanger

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Title: Interview of Ross R. Hatch by Dian O. Belanger
Creators: Hatch, Ross R.
Contributors: Belanger, Dian Olson, 1941-
Issue Date: 2009-04-23
Publisher: Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program
Series/Report no.: Antarctic Deep Freeze Oral History Project
Abstract: Ross Hatch served on the Glacier during Operations Deep Freeze 60 and 61, just following the IGY. Then the newest, largest, and most powerful icebreaker, the ship also carried and supported scientists. As Operations Officer, Hatch had charge of communications, radar, ham radio and other electronic systems and the technicians who maintained and operated them. The loose guidance of the mission and the opportunities for exploring and self-direction proved appealing and rewarding. Getting stuck in ice in the Bellingshausen Sea for fifteen days in 1961 brought thoughts of wintering over. Fortunately, the ship's rounded hull would probably have escaped damage. The Glacier also rescued other beset vessels.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36722
Other Identifiers: Record Group Number: 56.170
Rights: Restrictions: This item is not restricted.
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