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RCRV Website: ceoas.oregonstate.edu/ships/rcrv

RV Gilbert Mason aluminum superstructure is under construction in Amelia, LA. In the frame, Module 122 which contains staterooms for the embarked science party.

When complete, the superstructure will be barged to Houma, LA to the Bollinger Houma Shipyard, off loaded, and erected onto the steel hull. The aluminum-steel connection is made using a "detacouple" which is an explosively bonded metal strip with steel on one side and aluminum on the other.

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