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Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 03 Issue 02

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Volume 03, No. 2
Pages 37 - 41

REVIEW AND COMMENT • The R/V Maurice Ewing Joins the U.S. Academic Research Fleet

Dennis E. Hayes
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The R/V Robert D. Conrad, owned by the U.S. Navy and operated under charter by Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory (L-DGO) of Columbia University for twenty-six years, had long been one of the premier ships for marine geology and geophysics (MG&G) within the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet. During this period the R/V Conrad carried numerous major research expeditions and sailed 1.25 million miles. Only one other vessel, the R/V Vema, owned by Columbia University and retired in 1981, has surpassed the million mile research mark.


Hayes, D.E. 1990. The R/V Maurice Ewing joins the U.S. Academic Research Fleet. Oceanography 3(2):37–41,