The Naga Expedition records document the expedition, including correspondence, reports and data, talk by James L. Faughn on
the status of research, guestbook, ocean depth and bottom profiles, and annotated maps.
The Naga Expedition (1959-1961) was conducted as part of a series of efforts to survey and develop marine resources in the
Gulf of Thailand and portions of the South China Sea, near South Vietnam. These efforts were initiated through an agreement
between the governments of the United States, South Vietnam, and Thailand; signed in June, 1958. Scripps Institution of Oceanography
was invited to submit a proposal to conduct the investigation and a contract was signed on August 26, 1960. The Naga Expedition
began on June 15, 1959 and concluded on June 24, 1961. The R/V Stranger was the primary vessel used. The expedition was led by Anton Bruun, until his death in 1961. James L. Faughn took over as
project officer after Bruun.
0.4 Linear feet
(1 archive box and 2 map case folders)
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