USCGC Southwind WAGB 280
The Polar Prowler
USCGC Southwind
Memory Photos
The photos on this page have been submitted by Southwind shipmates and were taken
during each shipmate's time aboard the Southwind. Credit is given to each person
submitting photos.
The following photos were submitted by ETCM Bill Albright
ETCM Albright
ETCM ALbright
Initiation of CPO Mike Hancock
The following photos depict the damage Southwind incurred after the grounding departing
Palmer Station Antarctica during Deep Freeze 1968
Southwind grounding during Arctic East 1969
The following photo was submitted by LTJG John Doering. LTJG Doering was one of the Navy
helocopter pilots aboard Southwind during Deep Freeze 1968. LTJG Doering is in the back row
standing second from the left.
The following photos were submitted by FN Doug McQuaid. The photos were taken during Operation
Deepfreeze 1971
Doug McQuaid
Palmer Station
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Doug McQuaid
Punta Arenas, Chile
Valparaiso, Chile
Supply Ship
Panama City Docks
Mail Call
The following photographs were submitted by LT Stephen Goldhammer. Steve was a CG helicopter pilot
assigned to the Southwind during Arctic East 1969 and Arctic East 1970
Arctic East '69 CG Aviation Detachment
Pictured above is CDR Walter Goldhammer (L), Air Station Cape Cod XO, his wife Mary, and their son LT
Stephen Goldhammer
(R) on the ramp at Air Station Cape Cod 11/30/70. LT Goldhammer stopped there
for fuel on his way back to Mobile, AL from Southwind's Arctic East '70 cruise
Pictured above is CDR Walter Goldhammer (L), Air Station Cape Cod XO, and his son LT Stephen
Goldhammer
(R) on the ramp at Air Station Cape Cod 11/30/70. LT Goldhammer stopped there for fuel on
his way back to Mobile, AL from Southwind's Arctic East '70 cruise
Second Row (L to R): SNPH Quigley, LTJG Carroll, AD2 Taafe, LTJG Goldhammer, LT Peschel,
ENS McFadden,  AE3 Wier, ASM3 Ramos, and ATC Adams

First Row (L to R):     AD2 Lord, AT2 Wenzel, AM3 Gooch, AM1 Marshall, AD1 Hodgson, and AE2 Tolleson
Pictured above is the Southwind aground on August 16, 1969 in position 75 deg, 50.4 min N, 61 deg,
15.3 min W
1969 Arctic East Initiation Plan Of The Day
1970 Arctic East Initiation Plan Of The Day
The following photos were submitted by QM2 (later CWO4-BOSN) Ed Clancy
Southwind during Arctic East 1967
Southwind at McMurdo Sound
Southwind Quartermasters
Southwind Divers
Ed's Liberty Card
Southwind in Thule, Greenland
Southwind in the Panama Canal
The following photo was submitted by BM2 Patrick Owens
The following photos were submitted by EN3 Bill Collins.
EN3 Bill Collins
The following photos were submitted by SN Stuart Soule.
The following photo of a first day cover was submitted by RM2 Ralph Breschini. Ralph also served as the
Southwind's official postmaster.
The following photos were submitted by Mark Stotzer, Major USMC retired. Mark's father (pictured below on
the ID Card) worked as a welder at Western Pipe and Steel during the 1940's and was part of the team that
built the Southwind and other Windclass breakers. Many thanks to Mark for providing these photos.
Northwind in New York Harbor June 1946
Northwind with HNS helicopter 1946
Southwind
Southwind Keel Laying 1942
Harold Stotzer's invitation to the launching
of the Navy Destroyer Escort Lamons
Western Pipe and Steel Bases
Southwind launching in 1943
The following picture was submitted by Harold Steindler. Harold served aboard
the Southwind during WWII and is an original plankowner on the Southwind.
First Northwind lauching. Became the Staten Island
Western Pipe and Steel
Eastwind during WWII
The following were submitted by Larry Nudson. Larry's father, AAM1 Gerald Nudson, also served aboard the
Southwind during WWII.
Larry's father is the second from the left.
Hitler Youth Armband
AAM1 Gerald Nudson
The following photos of various patches were submitted by QM2 Ed Clancy
These additional photos were also submitted by RM2 Ralph Breschini
The following photos were submitted by SN Henry Keel
The following photos were submitted by QM2 Ed Clancy
Southwind in Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
Southwind in Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
Southwind in Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
QM3 Robertson
SN Prendeville
SNQM Ed Clancy
These photos were submitted by Andrew Wombacher. Andrew's father was serving aboard the USS
Aeolus (ARC-3) in the North Atlantic at the time and took these photos of the Southwind. These
photos were apparently taken during Southwind's first Arctic East deployment.
The following photos were submitted by RM2 Ralph Breschini. The displays were assembled
by Ralph's son Andy and were sent in by Ralph for posting to our website.
The following photos were submitted by QM2 (Later CWO4 BOSN) Ed Clancy
RM3 Rick Banke
                 RM3 Rudy Dolezal
Captain Dolber
CDR Getman
QM2 Archie Potter
RM2 Ralph Breschini
QMC Ray Buckner
SN Keel, SN Johnson, RD3 Jim Brown
RD3 Jim Brown     RM2 Ralph Breschini
RD3 Carlomango
QM3 Ed Clancy
QM3 Ed Clancy
Right Row (front to back): Captain Dolber, YNC Vince Juliano, Unknown, EN1 Ed Durden, EN1 Erwin Farrow, & SN Morgan Quigley
Left Row (front to back): RM1 Al Sarra, Unknown, GM1 Ray Burr, & Unknown.
1st Row(left to right): DC3 Kyttle, BM3 Cozart, & QM3 Clancy
2nd Row(left to right); EN3 James, FT1 Wiechec, & LTJG Smith
3rd Row(Left to righ: DC2 Story,FNBT Toms, & EN3 Henderson
Back Row: QM1 Oswald, Unknown, RD3 Faven,Unknown, RD2 Brown
First Row: RM2 Breschini, RD3 Miller, SNAG Gammisch, RD3 Flavelle,
RM3 Colson, & Unknown PHS Doctor
EN3 McKnight
The following photos were submitted by QM3 Jim Tidwell.
QMC Ray Buckner
QMC Ray Buckner
QMC Buckner
The following photos were submitted by SN Stuart Soule
The following photos were submitted by RM2 Ralph Breschini