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

RV Taani aluminum superstructure is under construction in Amelia, LA. On the left side is the open Forecastle (or Foc'sle), and the bridge deck. The pilothouse is on the right hand side. The Foc'sle, top of the foremast, and other open exterior decks are covered with a Bolt and Socket tie down pattern that allows the placement of scientific equipment. The starboard side has tie downs for a portable crane that will be used to deploy experiments and for stores loading through the hatch in the center of the Foc'sle.

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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