Vema cruise 16, October 1959 - September 1960

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This unbound logbook contains summaries and a log book for Vema cruise 16 date from October 04, 1959 to September 19, 1960. During this cruise they circumnavigate the globe. Starting off the coast of New Jersey at 39-40.5N, 72-19W, they sail south through the North and South Atlantic Ocean. They move east through the Indian Ocean, into the Great Australian Bight, and then continue east entering into the South Pacific Ocean. The journey east continues through the Drake Passage into the South Atlantic Ocean, and then north along the east coast of South America into the North Atlantic. The cruise headed north into the Labrador Sea off the south coast of Greenland, then back south and west to their starting point. Summary log includes the following information: Station, type of tow, reading (revs.), length (min.), Revs/min., wind force, sea condition, vol. H20 filtered, and remarks. The detailed log includes the following information: cruise number, station number, date, type, 1M net in, out, 1M meter reading, 1/2M net in, out, 1/2M meter reading, coordinates, median local time, 1M length tow, 1/2M length tow, wire angle at depth, corrected depth, corrected depth, 1M displ. vol., 1/2M displ. vol., corrected displ. vol., vol. H20 filt. 1M, vol. H20 filt. 1/2M, comments (whether or not the haul was successful), net clogged, net tears, No. bottles used, surface temp. (occasionally), and observer.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 04, 1958

End Date

Sep 19, 1960

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  • Marine Biology
  • Plankton
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology


  • Drake Passage
  • South Atlantic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Labrador Sea
  • South Pacific Ocean
  • Southern Ocean
  • Australia
  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • Great Australian Bight


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA Acc. 09-008

Collection name

Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969

Physical Description

1 logbook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 3