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MV Whitethorn CSU II 72/W3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifierCSU II 72/W3
Cruise period1972-05-09 — 1972-06-21
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 9 borehole sites were occupied, and 5 boreholes were completed
2. During routine sampling operations 139 sample stations were occupied with the following sample statistics:
Shipek Grab 130 stations
Gravity Corer 64 stations
Vibrocorer 7 stations
3. Approximately 531km of geophysical traverse lines were run mainly utilizing the ORE pinger and Atlas echo sounder, but also including some Kelvin Hughes transit sonar and sparker work.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh), R A Eden (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn CSU II 72/W3 cruise report whitethorn_w3_72.pdf — access key 'C' (4.60 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 130
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 71
Description: 7 by vibrocorer;64 by gravity corer;physical/chemical analysis of sediments
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 9
Description: drilling was by shell and auger and wire line methods
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 563
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 531
Description: pinger,echo sounder and sparker seismic traces were made and also some kelvin hughes transit sonar