Cruise inventory

RRS Shackleton S6/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS6/73
Cruise period1973-08-07 — 1973-09-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAcoustic tests of deep sea and shallow tide gadges. And the measurement of currents and bottom temperatures in the area.
Chief scientistJames Crease (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
ProjectOverflow'73
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S6/73 cruise report shackleton6_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.47 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S6/73 cruise track — shackleton6_73track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 91
Current metersQuantity: 6
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: 4
Description: tide gauges: 3 shallow;1 lost;1 deep;1 not recovered
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)
Meteorology 
Occasional standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosounding
Gravity measurements
Magnetic measurements