USCGC Southwind WAGB 280
The Polar Prowler
USCGC Southwind
Antarctic Journal
The article below was written by CAPT Sumner R Dolber and CDR (later CAPT) Robert T
Getman. They were the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer of the Southwind during the
Operation Deep Freeze 1969 Around the World Cruise. The article was published in the
Antarctic Journal Volume III. Permission was received for the display of this article and is
intended solely for the reading pleasure of all Southwind shipmates.
The photo below was taken during Southwind's visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Pictured in
the photo are from left: John Burns, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania; Captain Sumner Dolber,
Commanding Officer of Southwind; Rashidi Kawawa, Second Vice-President of Tanzania, ,
and Commander (later Captain) Robert Getman, Executive Officer of Southwind.