Here is an image of three old ships which not many of you will remember. This photo was taken when Pukaki was about to sail in company with Hawea and they escorted Endeavour to the Ice Edge when she was taking Sir Edmund Hillary to Scott Base, Christmas 1956.
HMNZ Ships Pukaki, Hawea and Endeavour
Robin Franklin was the Navigating Officer of PUKAKI then and is probably the only surviving officer of that commission. He dosen’t remember HAWEA accompanying them.
Robin has provided three images to add to the collection.
This image prompted a signal from ENDEAVOUR “the conqueror of Everest has conquered our crows nest” This image was taken Christmas 1956. They images are courtesy of the late Tom Lloyd who was also aboard at the time.
Endeavour took down supplies and materials to build Scott Base, which was formally opened 20 January 1957. History can be viewed by clicking HERE