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R/V Roger Revelle (AGOR-24)


Thomas G Thompson Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 December 1993, at Halter Marine Inc., Gulfport MS.
  • Launched, 20 April 1995
  • Delivered to the Navy, 11 June 1996, as R/V Roger Revelle (AGOR-24)
  • Leased to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, June 1996
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,155 t.(lt) 3,200 t.(fl)
    Length 274'
    Beam 53'
    Draft 19' (max)
    Speed 12.5kts.
    Complement
    25 civilian mariners
    34 scientific parte
    Propulsion diesel-electric, two 3,000hp z-drives.

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    Roger Revelle 23k
    Namesake

    Roger Revelle was one of the twentieth century's most eminent scientists. His life's work personified Ernest Boyer's four categories of scholarship: discovery, integration, dissemination, and application of knowledge. He brought his talents in these categories to bear on the study of the planet we inhabit and our interaction with that planet. His interests and intellectual reach spanned the physical, biological, and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities. He enhanced the status of oceanography in world science, pioneered in the study of global warming, and brought a fresh approach to issues of population, world poverty, and hunger. Revelle was an inspiring leader of scientific enterprises and an insightful and sagacious educator. He was the intellectual architect for the creation of a great university. He excelled in the communication of science and its implications to policy makers and to the public. Revelle was an exemplary citizen in his community, his country, and the world.
    Text: National Academy of Sciences
    Photo: UC San Diego
    Bill Gonyo
    Roger Revelle 59k R/V Roger Revelle underway, date and location unknown. Scripps Institution of Oceanography web site
    Roger Revelle 41k R/V Roger Revelle underway, date and location unknown. Scripps Institution of Oceanography web site
    Roger Revelle 102k R/V Roger Revelle underway, date and location unknown. Scripps Institution of Oceanography web site
    Roger Revelle 285k R/V Roger Revelle moored at Austral's Western Australian facility, Marine Support Base Henderson, Australia for maintenance and crew change out, 30 March 2012.
    Austral photo.
    Ron Reeves
    Roger Revelle 67k R/V Roger Revelle underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
    Robert Hurst

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    Scripps Institute of Oceanography - R/V Roger Revelle
    Navy Oceanographic Research Ship (AGOR) Designator Listing
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