Cruise inventory

RV Ernest Holt 11B/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Ernest Holt (74EH)
Cruise identifier11B/69
Cruise period1969-12-05 — 1969-12-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To recover the current meter array moored in the Irish Sea during ERNEST HOLT Cruise 10/69.
2. To complete hydrographic sections across the North Channel and between
Anglesey and Dublin.
3. To test the Bissett Berman TSD System.
4. To track parachute drogues in the vicinity of one of the current meter stations.
5. To collect deep frozen herring samples from Dublin for the Pelagic Section.
Chief scientistHarold W Hill (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Ernest Holt 11B/69 cruise report ernest_holt11b_69.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: current meter stations
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 20
Description: current meters on 8 rigs
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: deep frozen sprat and herring
Demersal fishDescription: trawl, mainly skate and rays