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  1. [Profile, Glomar Challenger, cMarch 23, 1968]

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Global Marine, Inc.; Glomar Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1968-03-23
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships; Deep-sea drilling ships; Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Format: image
  2. View of 57-inch bow thruster tunnels of Glomar Challenger just prior to launch on 23 March [1968] at Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas. A similar pair of thrusters is located in skeg in stern of vessel. The 10,500-ton, 400-foot self-propelled drilling vessel, designed by Global Marine, Inc., will be used in the Deep-Sea Drilling Project in which cores of ocean bottom sediments will be recovered in water depths of up to 20,000 feet in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The project, funded by National Science Foundation, is managed by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Drilling operations are to commence in June of this year.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Global Marine, Inc.; Glomar Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1968-03-23
    • Topic: Deep-sea drilling ships; Oceanographic research ships; Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Format: image
  3. View of stern thrusters in skeg of Global Marine Inc.'s Glomar Challenger while on ways just before the launch 23 March [1968] in yards of Livingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, Texas. Thruster tunnels are 57 inches in diameter. Starboard screw also is visible in photo. Similar pair of thrusters is located in bow of vessel. Computer-controlled thrusters will hold ship on station during drilling of core holes in up to 20,000 feet of water in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during Deep-Sea Drilling Project. The Global Marine-designed ship has a length of 400 feet, beam of 65 feet, and displacement of 10,500 tons.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Global Marine, Inc.; Glomar Challenger (Ship)
    • Date: 1968-03-23
    • Topic: Deep-sea drilling ships; Oceanographic research ships; Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Format: image
  4. Starboard bow view of Glomar Challenger on ways just prior to launching 23 March 1968. Visible in hull are bow thruster tunnels. A similar pair is located in stern. Thrusters will enable ship to remain on station while drilling in water depths of from 3,000 to 20,000 feet. The Gobal Marine-designed drilling ship, built by Levinston Shipbuilding, Orange, Texas, will work for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, in performance of Deep-Sea Drilling Project in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drilling is scheduled to commence in June 1968.

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