1950/51 V1 details

General information



LST 3501 (later HMAS Labuan)

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1947
Catalogue id
LST 3501/ Labuan. ....
Campbell-Drury, Alan


Voyage Leader

Phillip Garth Law

Voyage Objectives

Changeover voyage


The relief of the Heard Island station. Sixteen huskies, including seven pups were loaded in Melbourne. A shortage of fresh water forced the ship to leave Heard Island for Iles Kerguelen in Feb. Two magnetic huts were erected at West Bay. Two dozen Macaroni penguins were embarked for an experiment in controlled migration. The ship suffered a succession of mechanical problems on the voyage and both boilers lost steam on the 27 Feb. Extensive damage on the homeward voyage required Labuan to be towed 300 km to Fremantle by the Karangi. The vessel was then withdrawn from service by the RAN.

Voyage Reports

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Melbourne  16-Jan-1951  Albany  21-Jan-1951 
Albany  22-Jan-1951  Heard Island  5-Feb-1951 
Heard Island  8-Feb-1951  Iles Kerguelen  9-Feb-1951 
Iles Kerguelen  12-Feb-1951  Heard Island  13-Feb-1951 
Heard Island  17-Feb-1951  Fremantle  1-Mar-1951 

See also List of sitreps - not guaranteed to work as voyage naming conventions are not consistent.

See the 1950/51 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

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Voyage Data and Activities

Voyage activities

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Science Projects

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No Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. See Current and Previous Projects for details on other projects.