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R/V Neil Armstrong: Timeline

WHOI selected to operate AGOR-27 May 2010
Dakota Creek Industries (Anacortes, Wash.) selected as builder September 2011
Keel laying Summer 2012
Launch early 2014
Builder's trial March 2014
Delivery October 2014
Delivery trials November 2014
Fitting out Nov 2013 -
January 2015
Arrival at WHOI Est. late spring 2015
Begin full operations Est. Summer 2015
All dates subject to change