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UC San Diego. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Naga Expedition records
SAC 0053  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.4 Linear feet (1 archive box and 2 map case folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.