MV Whitethorn CSU II 72/W2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifierCSU II 72/W2
Cruise period1972-04-07 — 1972-05-08
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
ObjectivesOf the ten planned sites six were intended to investigate the Sea of the Hebrides Mesozoic basin; two lay in the Camasunary basin and a further two were planned to investigate local problems.
Apart from coring solid the holes were also intended to provide further information about later and post-glacial sedimentation.
Chief scientistPaul E Binns (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn CSU II 72/W2 cruise report whitethorn_w2_72.pdf (2.93 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 11
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 9
Description: physical/chemical analysis of sediments
Bottom photographyQuantity: 1
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 5
Description: both wire line and shell and auger methods were imployed in drilling
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 125
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 460
Description: some gifft recorder and sparker traces were made in conj.with the ore pinger seismic profiles