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AvastMH

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Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« on: June 17, 2017, 02:33:54 pm »
For this set of records we need very simple information for a first pass.

Tracking Arctic journeys:
We need to know which log books contain journeys to the Arctic, in the Arctic, or from the Arctic, including, unusually, those made during winter months.
Kevin has suggested that we consider anything beyond 55 N as being in the Arctic. However, it appears that 45 N may be a better choice for the Atlantic; please use that for now.

Purpose:
Our long-range goal is to map the edge of the Arctic ice both in the Atlantic and in the Pacific.
Our short-range goal is to locate the useful log books so that we can go back for more details.
Kevin has asked if we can break the work down in this way.

Ship's logs:
Note that in some cases the Deck Log -- Title Page or a similar page will tell you where the ship started and finished.
In this case, it appears unlikely that the ship was in the Arctic, but it may be worth looking at a page in the middle of the log book.

Other sources:
You can also look through these references to see if a list of the journeys has already been transcribed:
Atka (AGB-3) DANFS and Old Weather-NHN from 10/1/1950 to 12/1/1955

Details to report:
1) The year, the months when your ship was on a journey to the Arctic, in the Arctic, or on its way home from the Arctic, and whether it was in the Atlantic or Pacific.
2) If your log has a page specifying the journeys or you found a list elsewhere, please report that finding.
3) There is no need to record the presence or absence of ice.

Below is the list of logs.
Pop a note in this topic to offer to take a set of logs, and then post your results in this topic as well.

It's as simple as that at this stage. Thank you.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2017, 03:55:18 am by Randi »

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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 02:34:11 pm »
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http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003414October 1950AvastMHNon-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003415November 1950AvastMHNon-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12094791December1950AvastMHNon-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003416January 1951AvastMHNon-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12094854February 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12094923March 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003417April 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003418May 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12094997June 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095067July 1951Danny252To Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095148August 1951Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095213September 1951Danny252From Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095280October 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003419November 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003420December 1951Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095349January 1952BobTo Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095415February 1952BobFrom Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095483March 1952BobNon-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095551April 1952Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095620May 1952Danny252To Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095688June 1952Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003421July 1952Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095758August 1952Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095824September 1952Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095893October 1952Danny252From Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12095959November 1952Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096027December 1952Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003422January 1953Danny252To Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003423February 1953Danny252From and To Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003424March 1953Danny252From Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003425April 1953Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096098May 1953Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096171June 1953Danny252To Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096257July 1953Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096329August 1953Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096395September 1953Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096462October 1953Danny252From Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096527November 1953Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096595December 1953Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096662January 1954Danny252To Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096723February 1954Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096791March 1954Danny252From Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096856April 1954Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096923May 1954Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12096992June 1954Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097059July 1954Danny252To Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097127August 1954Danny252Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097192September 1954Danny252From Arctic (A)
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097259October 1954Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097324November 1954Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097389December 1954Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097389December 1954Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/8003426January 1955Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097450February 1955Danny252Non-Arctic
http://catalog.archives.gov/id/12097517March 1955Danny252Non-Arctic
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794641April 1955bluemuffin78Non-Arctic
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794642May 1955bluemuffin78Non-Arctic
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794643June 1955bluemuffin78Non-Arctic
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794644July 1955bluemuffin78Non-Arctic
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794645August 1955bluemuffin78To Arctic (A)
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794646September 1955bluemuffin78Arctic (A)
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794647October 1955bluemuffin78Arctic (A)
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794648November 1955bluemuffin78From Arctic (A)
http://research.archives.gov/description/7794649December 1955bluemuffin78Non-Arctic
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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 10:17:51 pm »
Atka
Oct 50 Home ports
Nov 50 Home ports
Dec 50 Home ports
Jan 51 Home ports
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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 07:44:00 pm »
April 1955, no mentions of ice.

1st - 11th: Saint Paul Rocks to Boston, Mass
12th - 30th: Boston, Mass

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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 08:04:38 pm »
May 1955 - no mentions of ice.

Spend the month in Boston, Mass.

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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 09:05:23 pm »
Thanks Blumuffin  :D  At least this phase is pretty quick for checking. Don't even look for ice just now. I checked the months I did by checking the first, middle, last page of the month.  Still hoping to find a front page that says where they are all month so it's just a one page check :)

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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 01:41:25 am »
I'll take Atka, Jan - Mar, 1952...

January - Boston to Greenland Op Area, above 55 deg.
February - Greenland Op Area above 55 deg, until 20th, then back to Boston.
March - Boston, Dry Dock.
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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 02:47:13 pm »
April 1952
Boston MA.

May 1952
1st to 21st - Boston and Provincetown, MA
22nd to 25th - Non Arctic, en route Boston to Labrador
26th to 31st - Near Arctic (51 N to 55 N), steaming variously off the coast of Labrador, ice.

June 1952
1st to 30th - Near Arctic (50 N to 55 N) steaming variously off the coasts of Labrador and Newfoundland, ice.

July 1952
1st to 12th - Arctic, variously between Hopedale and St Johns, Lab.
12th to 14th - Arctic, to Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island.
14th to 18th - Arctic, Frobisher Bay.
18th to 20th - Arctic, to Cape Chidley, Lab.
20th to 28th - Arctic, Cape Chidley area.
29th to 31st - Arctic, to Frobisher Bay.

August 1952
1st to 5th - Arctic, Frobisher Bay to Thule, Greenland.
5th to 29th - Arctic, Thule and Cape York.
29th to 31st - Arctic, Thule to Operation Area for cosmic ray balloon recovery (stated on 31st)

September 1952
1st to 5th - Arctic, Operation Area for cosmic ray balloon recovery (up to 79 N), and return to Thule.
5th to 19th - Arctic, Thule.
19th to 20th - Arctic, Thule to Operation Area forice recon (around 76 N) and return.
20th to 28th - Arctic, Thule.
28th to 30th - Arctic, Thule to Clyde River, Baffin I.

October 1952
1st to 6th - Arctic, Thule to Clyde River, Baffin I. (2nd) to Cape Chidley, Lab. (5th) to Boston.
6th to 10th - Non-Arctic, to Boston.
10th to 14th - Boston.
14th to 18th - Non-Arctic, Boston to Frobisher Bay.
18th to 21st - Arctic, Boston to Frobisher Bay.
21st to 25th - Non-Arctic, Frobisher Bay to Boston
25th to 31st - Non-Arctic, Halifax NS, Boston, and Newport RI.

November 1952
Newport RI, Norfolk VA, Boston MA.

December 1952
Boston MA.

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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 03:20:37 pm »
Thank you!

However, we really don't need quite that much detail at this point. Take a look at what Bob did here.
Also, to avoid duplication, it is probably helpful to post a note here saying that you will be doing a certain range of dates. 



PS Your note about ice in the Near Arctic (50 N to 55 N) was particularly helpful. Michael was asking if we should change the limit because he found a Bear report of ice at 47 N.
I will check with Kevin.
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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 04:32:44 pm »
January 1953 -- NOTE - log and weather records page order is swapped compared to previous logs.
1st to 10th - Boston MA.
10th to 16th - Boston to Narsarssuak, Greenland.
16th to 31st - Arctic, Boston to Narsarssuak and return.

February 1953
1st to 6th - Non-Arctic, Narsarssuak to Boston.
6th to 18th - Boston
18th to 24th - Boston to Baffin Bay (ice again noticed before 55N)
24th to 28th - Arctic, Boston to Davis Strait, Baffin Bay

March 1953
1st to 12th - Arctic, Boston to Baffin Bay, regularly lying to in pack ice.
12th to 17th - Arctic, Baffin Bay to Argentia, Nfld.
17th to 20th - Baffin Bay to Argentia
21st to 24th - Argentia to Boston
24th to 31st - Boston

April 1953
Boston MA.

May 1953
Boston MA.

June 1953
1st to 25th - Boston MA
25th to 28th - Boston to Thule
28th to 30th - Arctic, Boston to Thule

July 1953
1st to 3rd - Arctic, Boston to Thule.
4th to 31st - Arctic, various escort duties around Thule.
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Re: Cold War Group: Atka - Where was this ship?
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 04:33:50 pm »
And then continuing August-December 1953...

August 1953
Around Thule, Baffin Island, and Canadian arctic islands.

September 1953
Around Thule and Baffin Island

October 1953
1st to 25th - Variously around Thule and Baffin Island
25th to 31st - Thule to Boston

November 1953
1st to 2nd - Thule to Boston
3rd to 30th - Boston MA, Newport RI

December 1953
Boston MA
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