RRS Shackleton S2/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS2/72
Cruise period1972-06-15 — 1972-07-05
Port of departureGibraltar, Gibraltar
Port of returnGibraltar, Gibraltar
ObjectivesGeophysical and geological work in the vicinity of the Horseshoe seamounts, 400 miles west of Gibraltar.
Chief scientistDrummond Hoyle Matthews (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S2/72 cruise report shackleton2_72.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificHorseshoe seamounts
Geology and geophysics 
Core - rockQuantity: number of cores = 41
Description: short cores take in shallow water
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: magnetic properties; self potential measurements on bottom.
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: bathymetry for all track
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2889.12
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2889
Description: magnetometer for most of track