Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D19

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD19
Cruise period1967-09-12 — 1967-10-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To obtain critical information about sand ribbons and sand patches and test out current ideas on the origin and development of the continental shelf and margin of Western Europe.
2. Survey for GPO to facilitate their choice of a submarine cable route.
3. Hydrophone and pre-amplifier trials.
Chief scientistA H B Stride (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D19 cruise report d19.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Celtic Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Mediterranean Sea
Track chartsRRS Discovery D19 cruise track — d19track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Sand patches of the northen Celtic Sea were analysed. No. of samples not noted.
GrabDescription: Samples from large sandbanks at the the north-east trending ridge of the Celtic Sea. No. of samples not noted.
Core - soft bottomDescription: Samples from large sandbanks at the the north-east trending ridge of the Celtic Sea. No. of samples not noted.
Bottom photographyDescription: To examine the compostistion of the sand ribbons and the sea floor. No. of tows not noted.
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: A survey of the GPO cable route was made.
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: Sand patches of the northen Celtic Sea were analysed. No. of samples not noted.