New STRI Research Vessel Urraca

ID: SIA2011-1035

Creator: Barnes, Howard

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1994

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: June 1994

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Summary

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's new research vessel, Urraca, named after a Panamanian Indian warrior, arrived in Panama in April 1994. Built in England in 1987, the Urraca has a crew of five and can accommodate scientific parties of up to 10. The research vessel is equipped with laboratories, darkroom, scuba-diving equipment, small boats and the latest in communications and navigation equipment. The vessel will give scientists the opportunity to work much farther afield, with larger and more sophisticated equipment.

Subject

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, June 1994

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: June 1994

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1994

Restrictions & Rights

Unknown

Topic

  • Research Vessels
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Urraca
  • Research
  • Ships

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Other

ID Number

SIA2011-1035

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 5h ; Type of Image: Other ; Medium: Photographic print

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