Cruise inventory

MV Whitethorn 8/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier8/79
Cruise period1979-09-17 — 1979-10-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe areas selected for work by the m.v. Whitethorn using the unmanned submersible Conbus, and the objectives in each area were as follows:
i) Devils's Hole - inspection, traverses and sediment sampling
ii) Forties Area - pockmark investigation including traverses and sediment sampling
iii) West Shetland and Foula area - solid rock drilling
iv) Continental Slope and north west of Orknet and Shetland - slope traverses, sediment samling and coral investigation.
V) Rosemary Bank - solid rock drilling
The location of the proposed dives sites are shown in fig.1, and the co-ordinates of the sites in Appendix II. Due to bad weather throughout the cruise, work on objectives 1 and 2 was foregone in order to obtain shelter.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 8/79 cruise report whitethorn08_79.pdf — access key 'C' (5.84 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea, Inland Sea W. Scotland, North Atlantic
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 8/79 cruise track — trk2314.html
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 203
Core - rockQuantity: 49
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 159
Bottom photographyQuantity: 7
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 9
Description: sampling by submersible