An old salt retires
Schmitt, Raymond W.
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In September and October 2012, R/V Knorr operated in the North Atlantic to deploy autonomous platforms that would collect measurements over the following year for the first phase of the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study (SPURS-1). When the ship was retired in late 2014, after 44 years of oceanographic service, a plaque on the bridge still displayed the vessel’s motto, "Sal sume sub sole," which was provided by Emerson Hiller, the first captain.
Author Posting. © The Oceanography Society, 2015. This article is posted here by permission of The Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 28, no. 1 (2015): 7, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2015.20.