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"Antarctic Circle Crossing" Certificate

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Red Nose Certificate

"Antarctic Circle Crossing"

This certificate commemorates crossing of the Antarctic Circle (66º 32' South latitude). It is also known as the "Royal Domain of the Penguin", "Frozen Stiff" or "Red Nose" Certificate.  Please refer to "Note" below.


The USS Little Rock CL 92 on the 23 Jan 1946 reached South Latitude 56º 06.5'. However, this latitude is NOT sufficiently far south to qualify for the "Antarctic Circle Crossing" certificate.

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