The U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross: A History (Papers from a Symposium)

Jennings, Mark and Dunbar, Kurt (1999) The U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross: A History (Papers from a Symposium). Marine Fisheries Review, 61(4), i-vii.

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Abstract

At her launch on 19 October 1882 in Wilmington, Del., the Albatross was the world’s first large deep-sea oceanographic and fisheries research vessel, and she would go on to have a distinguished 40-year career, ranging from the north Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, around Cape Horn in 1887–88, and into the North Pacific. By 1908, Deputy Fish Commissioner Hugh M. Smith reported that “The Albatross has contributed more to the knowledge of marine biology than has any other vessel.” And, of course, her career continued for another 13 years, being decommissioned in late 1921, serving later as a training vessel for nautical cadets, and disappearing from the records in Hamburg, Germany, in late 1928.

Item Type: Article
Title: The U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross: A History (Papers from a Symposium)
Personal Creator/Author:
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Jennings, Mark
Dunbar, Kurt
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 61
Number: 4
Page Range: i-vii
Date: 1999
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Education
Fisheries
Item ID: 9782
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 20:22
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 20:22
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9782

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