Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D50

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD50
Cruise period1972-10-11 — 1972-10-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesTesting of the telesounder, a new type of side-scan sonar.
Chief scientistA H B Stride (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D50 cruise report d50.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Skagerrak
Bristol Channel
Track chartsRRS Discovery D50 cruise track — d50track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: T surface only
Biology and fisheries 
Gear research
Meteorology 
Occasional standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingDescription: acoustic properties
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: 16 days record
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: 16 days record