The <em>Magga Dan</em> exploration ship used during the Trans-Antarctic expedition
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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The Magga Dan exploration ship used during the Trans-Antarctic expedition

1955-8

H. Dalby

Presented to HM The Queen

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In 1958, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition headed by Dr Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, made history by making the first overland crossing of Antarctica. This was the goal of Shackleton's expedition of 1914-17. More