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  1. Glomar Challenger in drydock at the Bethlehem Steel Company Shipbuilding Yards in Hoboken, New Jersey. The New York skyline shows in the background.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Shipyards--United States; Deep-sea drilling ships; Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image
  2. D/V Glomar Challenger (ship) during it's construction in the Levingston Shipyard, Orange, Texas. Circa 1968.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Deep-sea drilling ships; Oceanographic research ships; Shipyards--United States
    • Format: image
  3. [Christmas display in galley of Glomar Challenger]

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1969-12-25
    • Topic: Christmas cookery; Christmas decorations; Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Format: image
  4. Deep Sea Scientists-Three scientists examine a worn-out drill bit, which was used on the second leg of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Left to right, Maria Bianca Cita, of Milan Italy; Elizabeth Lee Gealy, of Scripps Institution of Oceanography; and Catherine Nigrini, of Toronto, Canada. Cita and Nigrini were scientific staff for the Second DSDP Leg - New York to Dakar. Gealy was Executive Staff Geologist for DSDP at SIO. 1968.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project; Cita, Maria Bianca; Nigrini, Catherine; Gealy, Elizabeth Lee
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Scientists; Geologists; Women in science; Bits (Drilling and boring); Women scientists
    • Format: image
  5. Maurice Ewing (center) an American geophysicist and oceanographer and who also served as the chief scientist for the international deep sea drilling project shown here with two unidentified men on board the research ship D/V Glomar Challenger. Circa 1968.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project; Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Oceanographers; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Scientists
    • Format: image
  6. Unidentified Deep Sea Drilling Project staff member on the deck of the research ship D/V Glomar Challenger. Circa 1968.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Deep-sea drilling ships
    • Format: image
  7. Rig Floor Operations on Glomar Challenger

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Date: 1969
    • Topic: Deep-sea drilling ships; Drill pipe; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Boring
    • Format: image
  8. H.M.S. Challenger Dredging and Sounding Equipment-Shown on the decks of H.M.S. Challenger is the dredging and sounding equipment used by the Royal Society in the first charting of the map of the world under the seas. The equipment included instruments for taking soundings, bottom samples and undersea temperatures; winches and a donkey engine; 144 miles of sounding wire; sinkers, nets and dredges. The Royal Navy crew held H.M.S. challenger steady at each site with her steam engines, enabling scientists to take a standard series of observations which included the total depth of water, the temperature at various depths, the atmospheric and meteorological conditions, the direction and rate of the current on the ocean surface and occasionally of the currents at different depths. All soundings and sampling from depths were hoisted by the 18-horsepower donkey steam engine, using the main yard arm as a boom over the side. Sounding to determine depths was carried out in shallow water under 1,000 fathoms with a light conventional lead which had a small compartment for obtaining a bottom sample. For greater depths, a different device was developed which had detachable weights of 300 pounds. This was the forerunner of the modern corer which took a sample of the bottom in a tube.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1969
    • Topic: Challenger Expedition, 1872-1876; Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image