TRIBUTE. An Old Salt Retires Academic Article uri icon


  • In September and October 2012, R/V Knorr operated in the North Atlantic to deploy autonomous platforms that would collect measurements over the following year for the first phase of the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study (SPURS-1). When the ship was retired in late 2014, after 44 years of oceanographic service, a plaque on the bridge still displayed the vessel’s motto, "Sal sume sub sole," which was provided by Emerson Hiller, the first captain.

publication date

  • March 1, 2015