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Vema cruise 23 : data sheets, January 1966-June 1966

Catalog Data

Collection name:
Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969
Physical Description:
1 logbook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 4 Folder 6
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
North Atlantic Ocean
Norwegian Sea
Greenland Sea
Date Range:
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This unbound logbook contains data from Vema cruise 22 from July 27 to December 15, 1966. included in this item is a cruise report, a map, a table, document entitled "R/V Vema cruise 23", and detailed cruise logs. Summary of route: The cruise begins at in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey. They sail north and east in between Greenland and Iceland, then south around the south side of Iceland, and north into the Norwegian Sea. They sail into the northern part of the Norwegian Sea, formerly known as the Greenland Sea near Svalbard, then sail south near the coast of Norway. They continue south in a zig-zag (east-west) pattern sailing near the coasts of Ireland, Spain, and the Canary Islands off the coast of the Western Sahara in Africa. Finally, they sail west across the North Atlantic and then north back to their starting point. The cruise report summarizes various aspects of the cruise and provides a table titled "cross-reference" that records station numbers and sample numbers. The small folded map illustrates the route taken by Vema 22 in the North Atlantic Ocean and Greenland Sea and notes that the total distance of the cruise was 25518 miles. A typewritten table summarizes the cruise listing the ports traveled from (these are very faded) and to, dates, total time, port time, total distance, total stat. time, total steam time, and remarks. "R/V Vema cruise 23" is typewritten and fading. It records serl no., sta. [station?], samp [sample?], coordinates, depth, dates, time, duration, and type of tow.
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Accession #:
SIA Acc. 09-008
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See more records from this collection:
Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969
See more records associated with this person:
Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983
Simon, Robert
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project