LAWRENCE H. GIANELLA
The "Lawrence H. Gianella" is a United States Military Sealift Command tanker which has been used as the tanker for McMurdo fuel supply a number of times. Her previous visit to McMurdo was in January 1999.
For the 2000-2001 season she was the assigned tanker and arrived on January at McMurdo under escort of the USCG icebreaker "Polar Sea". She departed McMurdo bound for Lyttelton where she made a short port call mainly to offload further fuel but also to take on fresh supplies of food.
The view at left shows the "Lawrence H. Gianella" alongside the ice pier at McMurdo with the Icebreaker "Polar Sea" moored alongside.
GIANELLA 1. 2001 (February 8th) Paquebot cover posted on arrival in Lyttelton. Price US$5
GIANELLA 2. 2001 (February 8th) cover posted on arrival in Lyttelton with Ross stamp. Price US$5
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