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  • 2.

    Helping to reset the dislocated hip of the DCA (LTJG Heavilin) after getting caught between a LARK and the ship at Heard Island.

  • 3.

    Trying to talk to my wife by shortwave from the Antarctic and having the nurse at Bethesda say

    • no way‖, call back during normal hours. (Our first child was just born, and they wouldn‘t tell me anything!!) SW only worked at certain times of the day!!

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    Sitting in the Dry Dock in Wellington (between Christmas and New Year) to change the propellers after breaking one in the ice, while the rest of the crew was having a party ashore.

  • 5.

    Groundings in the Antarctic & Thule, broken propeller in the Antarctic, evaporator breakdowns, stack fires and OOD never pulling up the pit sword before it got torn off in the first ice we hit.

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