RRS Discovery: 50th Anniversary of her Launch

RRS Discovery

Scientists, crew and support staff, past and present, associated with the Royal Research Ship Discovery gathered in 2012 to celebrate the half century of the vessel’s service to UK science.

On 2 July 2012 the National Oceanography Centre Southampton marked the 50th Anniversary of the launch of RRS Discovery. This one day event celebrated the scientific and technological achievements made aboard the vessel by bringing together people that had been associated with her over the years.

The day included:

  • Guided tour of the vessel as she mobilises for a research cruise
  • Talks highlighting the scientific and marine experiences and legacy
  • Publication of a brochure on the Discovery, and launch of a web site
  • An exhibition of photographs and memorabilia, including a preview of the new Discovery.