History of Geophysics: Volume 5-The Earth, the Heavens and the Carnegie Institution of Washington
Copyright 1994 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Gregory A. Good
Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875902791
Online ISBN: 9781118665312
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the History of Geophysics Series
To reduce errors in geomagnetic measurements, the research vessel Carnegie was specially constructed of non-magnetic materials. While refueling in Apia Harbor, Samoa, November 29, 1929, an explosion occurred, destroying the ship and taking the lives of Captain J. P. Ault and the ship's cabin boy. In her 20 years, Carnegie cruised 342,681 miles of the world's oceans.