R/V Sally Ride has entered a shipyard period as it ends its first year in service. Upgrades and refits will be made over the next few months. After that, it will be back to science cruises! Follow along here for photos from the shipyard period, including dry dock, where the ship is set up on blocks out of the water so that the outer hull, propellers, and other areas that are usually below the waterline can be accessed. Photos thanks to Second Engineer Sue Swader, unless otherwise noted.