1954/55 V2 details

General information



Kista Dan

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1955
Catalogue id
Kista Dan
Albion, Patrick


Voyage Leader

Phillip Garth Law

Voyage Objectives

Changeover Mawson, close Heard


The ship called at Heard Island to load 15 dogs and their kennels for Mawson. An astrofix was made at the Larsemann Hills for mapping purposes, and a coastal survey done from there to Mawson. This voyage relieved Mawson on 9 Feb, where the ship was blown aground temporarily on 19 Feb. The program of summer exploration of Princess Elizabeth Land continued with scientific parties working on Magnetic Island, in the Vestfold Hills, and in Prydz Bay. The first ascent was made of Mt Henderson, near Mawson. Oceanographic studies were made before and after the relief operation. The Heard Island station was evacuated on 9 Mar after seven years of occupation.

Voyage Reports

No reports known - if you know of any, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Melbourne  7-Jan-1955  Heard Island  23-Jan-1955 
Heard Island  25-Jan-1955  Vestfold Hills  30-Jan-1955 
Vestfold Hills  1-Feb-1955  Larsemann Hills ASMA  1-Feb-1955 
Larsemann Hills ASMA  6-Feb-1955  Mawson  9-Feb-1955 
Mawson  1-Mar-1955  Atlas Cove, Heard Island  5-Mar-1955 
Atlas Cove, Heard Island  9-Mar-1955  Iles Kerguelen  10-Mar-1955 
Iles Kerguelen  11-Mar-1955  Melbourne  23-Mar-1955 

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

See the 1954/55 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

No track has been constructed.

Voyage Data and Activities

Voyage activities

There are no data related activities recorded for this voyage.


There is no weather data for this voyage.

Science Projects

Note - this page lists projects where there has been some requirements logged. This may include requests that are not directly associated with any science performed on the ship.

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