RV Robert Gordon Sproul, named for the 11th president of the University of California (1930-1958), is the smallest oceanographic research vessel in the Scripps Instituition of Oceanography fleet. Built in 1981, the 125ft vessel operates with 5 crew and accomodates 12 scientists.
Robert Gordon Sproul's outstanding contribution during his 28-year administration was the multiple-campus expansion of the University to meet the demands for higher education in widely separated parts of the state, while maintaining one institution governed by one Board of Regents and one President.

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Country: USA

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    Call Sign: WSQ2674
Owner: University of California, San Diego
Operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Contact: Rose Dufour/Elizabeth Brenner
Address: University of California
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210 USA
Telephone: (858) 534-2841
Fax: (858) 822-5811
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Year Built: 1981
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page


Ownership: University of California, San Diego

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