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Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:48:04 am »
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:
Here sometimes one block oflogs contains several months. You don't need to sign up for the whole block. Just specify the month or months that you want. Please report the location on a monthly basis.

Other sources:
You can also look through these references to see if a list of the journeys has already been transcribed:
Westwind (WAG/ WAGB-281) CG Historian and Old Weather-NHN from 1/1/1951 to 3/31/1956

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.
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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 01:48:41 am »
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https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236563381953
January

studentforever

Non-Arctic
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236563841953
February
March
April
May

studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236565581953
June
July
August
September

studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

To Arctic
Arctic
Arctic
From Arctic

A
A
A
A
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236567241953
October
November
December

studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236568541954
January

studentforever

Non-Arctic
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236569021954
February
March
April
May
June

studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
To Arctic





A
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236571101954
July
August
September
October
November
December

studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

Arctic
Arctic
From Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic

A
A
A
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236573741955
January
February
March
April
May

studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
To Arctic





A
June 1955 is missing
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236575901955
July
August
September
October

studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

Arctic
Arctic
Arctic
From Arctic

A
A
A
A
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/236577861955-1956
November 1955
December 1955
January 1956
February 1956
March 1956

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studentforever
studentforever
studentforever
studentforever

Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
Non-Arctic
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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 06:15:47 pm »
I ahould finish Storis tonight/tomorrow morning so I'll take on Westwind if that is OK.

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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 08:12:02 pm »
That sounds very kind - thanks studentforever :D

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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 08:30:15 pm »
1953
Jan - Maryland
Feb - Maryland
Mar - Maryland
Apr - Maryland
May - Virginia to New York

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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 11:22:41 pm »
I ahould finish Storis tonight/tomorrow morning so I'll take on Westwind if that is OK.

Great!

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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 03:03:52 pm »
1953
Jun - 1-16 South of 55N; 17-31 north of 55N
Jul - Greenland
Aug - Greenland and north of 45N
Sep - 1-15 north of 45N, 16-30 south of 45N
Oct - New York
Nov - Virginia to New York
Dec - New York


1953 added to list. Thanks Ros!
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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 07:26:54 am »
1954
Jan - New York
Feb - New York
Mar - New York
Apr - New York
May - New York
Jun - 1-5 south of 45N; 6 45N; 10 55N; 14-30 Greenland
Jul - Greenland to Baffin
Aug - Baffin to Greenland
Sep - 1-21 north of 55N; 22 55N; 25 46N; 26 44N; 30 New York
Oct - New York
Nov - New York
Dec - New York


Added to list. Thanks Ros!
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Re: Cold War Group: Westwind - Where was this ship?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 10:26:51 am »
1955
Jan - 1-12 New Jersey; 13 New York; 23 New Jersey; 25-31 New York
Feb - 1-3 New York; 4 New Jersey; 6 Virginia; 14-28 New York
Mar - 1-13 New York; 14-31 Massachusetts
Apr - 1-10 Massachusetts, 11 New Jersey; 12-30 New York
May - 1-4 New York; 5 45N; 9 55N; 13-31 Greenland
Jun - Not in file link
Jul - Davis Strait; Baffin; Greenland; Davis Strait, Frobisher Bay
Aug - Frobisher Bay; Davis Strait; Baffin; Ellesmere Island; Greenland
Sep - Greenland; Baffin; Greenland; Baffin; Greenland; Baffin; Davis Strait
Oct - 1 Davis Strait; 2 56N; 4 44N; 11-31 Brooklyn
Nov - Brooklyn
Dec - Brooklyn

1956
Jan - New York
Feb - New York & south of 45N
Mar - New York & Pennsylvania

Here finisheth Westwind  :)


Added to list. Thanks Ros!
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