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R/V Knorr

A Rare Sight

The research vessel Knorr is rarely seen at its home port of Woods Hole, but one January evening found it tied up at the dock during a routine maintenance stop. In 2011, the vessel spent just over 300 days at sea, working in waters around Greenland, Iceland, the Bahamas, Florida, Cape Verde, and Canada. Though sceintists use the ship primarily for oceanographic research, Knorr is known by many for carrying scientists in 1985 to the wreck of the RMS Titanic. In a few days, visitors to Woods Hole will be treated to an even rarer sight—Knorr and R/V Atlantis tied up at the dock together. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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