Flag: Triangular Felt Pennant

Black triangular felt pennant flag with heat sealed plasticized transfer on one side with emblem for "TAE/IGY Antarctica 1956-58" and "HMNZS Endeavour" with whale underneath text.
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Length: 48cm (18 7/8")
Width: 22cm (8 11/16")
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Acronyms - HMNZS - Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship TAE - ( Commonwealth ) Trans-Antarctic Expedition IGY - International Geophysical Year HMNZS ENDEAVOUR ( 1944 ) She had no Pendant Number under New Zealand ownership, Built USA, Displacement 1,190 long tons. First commissioned,1944, as HMS PRETEXT. Returned USA, Taken back by UK as RRS ( Royal Research Ship ) JOHN BISCOE for Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey. Sold to New Zealand, August,1956, renamed HMNZS ENDEAVOUR, Decommissioned in June 1962 Sold to Canada and foundered off Newfoundland in November 1982, An Ailanthus-class net laying ship. Used to take Edmund Hillary's Party to Antarctica for the Sir Vivian Fuchs's Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1956 - 1958

- Lex Calder

Posted on 03-05-2021 21:58:12

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