SIO operation of R/V Sally Ride begins

01 July 2016: SIO mariners and technicians aboard R/V Sally Ride

01 July 2016: SIO mariners and technicians aboard R/V Sally Ride

On Friday 01 July 2016, Scripps Institution of Oceanography commenced operations of Research Vessel Sally Ride, shortly after the ship was delivered to the US Navy by the shipbuilder (Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, WA USA).

Scripps mariners and marine technicians are now outfitting Sally Ride with scientific instrumentation, and preparing the ship for a series of shakedown cruises along the West Coast prior to arrival in our home port, the Nimitz Marine Facility in San Diego, later this summer.

We invite you to follow our progress as we begin our adventure with this highly capable research vessel -- check out the Sally Ride Expeditions Journal

Explore the Sally Ride work deck using the interactive panorama below!