The Fanefjord, after her launch in 1919, in the Norwegian town of Molde. © Romsdal Museum
The Fanefjord renamed the Wyatt Earp by the American polar explorer, Lincoln Ellsworth, in the Antarctic in the 1930’s.
© Lincoln Ellsworth Collection, Molde Museum3.
On November 23, 1935 Ellsworth was the first person to fly across the Antarctic continent from Dundee Island to the Ross Ice Shelf, discovering the Ellsworth Mountains along the way. Lincoln Ellsworth Collection, Molde Museum
The HMAS Wyatt Earp, under the command of Captain Karl Oom, heads for the vicinity of Commonwealth Bay, on ANARE’s first expedition to Antarctica – 1948. © AAD
The Natone, formally the HMAS Wyatt Earp, wrecked off Rainbow Beach, Queensland. © Gympie Times
On board the HMAS Wyatt Earp, with Phil Law far right playing the accordion. © AAD