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RRS DISCOVERY - 7 Oct 2012

Royal Research Ship DISCOVERY 3008gt Research Vessel 1962 United Kingdom [Call Sign GLNE]
Alongside at Southampton preparing for her last voyage on 8 Oct 2012 for 41 days; details at http://noc.ac.uk/news/last-discovery-expedition
See the BBC news clip at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-19838732
She was one of the first ships to carry a computer to sea, an IBM 1800 with an air-conditioned space all to itself, and the first ship in the UK to have satellite navigation.
[She will be replaced by a new vessel in October 2013; details at http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/rrs-discovery/ ]
ss SHIELDHALL and CHESAPEAKE HIGHWAY [behind] in some views - 17:00 8 October 2012

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