MV Whitethorn 73/WH/01

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier73/WH/01
Cruise period1973-02-27 — 1973-04-04
Port of departureNewcastle, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe primary objective was to complete the remaining borehole sites in the Firth of Clyde and to attempt to drill on new positions in the Malin Sea. Standby work involved standard sampling in the Malin Sea and additional geophysical traversing.
This was the first cruise of the 1973 field season and was run in three legs, commencing from the Tyne and terminating in the Clyde and Malin Sea area. During the first and the third legs weather conditions were very poor but an amelioration during the second leg permitted five borehole sites to be occupied.
Chief scientistC E Deegan (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 73/WH/01 cruise report whitethorn01_73.pdf (3.65 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: shipek grab
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: borehole drilling
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 144
Description: 143 gravity cores plus 1 vibracore for physical/chemical analysis of sediments
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 800
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 800