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Knorr: 42 Years Young

On August 21, 1968, the hull of the R/V Knorr first entered the water in Bay City, Michigan, and has since traveled more than one million miles in the service of oceanographic research. It received a major overhaul in 1989, and in 2005 it was refit to carry the WHOI Long Core. The ship, which is owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by WHOI, remains a centerpiece in the University-National Oceanographic System (UNOLS) fleet. Knorr is currently docked in Woods Hole preparing for its next trip on August 28 to Nuuk, Greenland.

(Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives)


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