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Fuel tanks sit on a hill.
Date Taken:
Austral Summer 1955 - 1956
Photograph By:
Dave Grisez, Deep Freeze I
License Type:
Public Domain

The U.S. Navy constructed fuel storage tanks at Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, with construction of Williams Air Operating Facility, now known as McMurdo Station, in early 1956. The rubber bladders in the foreground were used as temporary storage tanks until the first steel tank, background, was finished. Two tanks were constructed by the U.S. Navy Seabees and welders from Chicago Bridge and Iron Company.

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