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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
  9. [Forward deck of Glomar Challenger]

    • 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; Oceanographic research ships; Deep-sea drilling ships
    • Format: image
  10. Unidentified man and geologist Betty Gealy aboard the research ship D/V Glomar Challenger during the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Circa 1968.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project; Gealy, Elizabeth Lee
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Geologists; Deep-sea drilling ships; Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Format: image
  11. H.M.S. Challenger, as fitted for a voyage of Deep sea exploration, December 1872, Lower Deck, Hold

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

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Brunot, Kenneth E.
    • Date: 1969-01-03
    • Topic: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Engineers--Portraits
    • Format: image
  13. The "Big Three Confer" aboard the research ship D/V Glomar Challenger. (Left to right); Melvin N.A. Peterson professor of oceanography and who also directed the Deep Sea Drilling Project from Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1971 to 1986. Ken Brunot the Deep Sea Drilling Project Manager and also William A. Nierenberg who served from 1965 to 1986 as director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and vice chancellor of marine sciences at UCSD. Circa 1968.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project; Nierenberg, William A. (William Aaron), 1919-; Peterson, Melvin N. A.; Brunot, Kenneth
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Oceanographers; Geologists; Deep-sea drilling ships
    • Format: image
  14. Melvin N.A. Peterson (center) professor of oceanography and who also directed the Deep Sea Drilling Project from Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1971 to 1986, shown here with two unidentified men aboard 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); Peterson, Melvin N. A.
    • Date: 1968
    • Topic: Geologists; Oceanographers; Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Format: image
  15. Maurice Ewing an American geophysicist and oceanographer and who also served as the chief scientist 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: Scientists--Portraits; Geophysicists--Portraits; Oceanographers--Portraits
    • Format: image
  16. Glomar Challenger Built for Global Marine, Inc. Levingston Shipbuilding Company

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1968-03-23
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships; Deep-sea drilling ships
    • Format: image