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60 Adventure Rupes Adventure Rupes Mercury 340 -65.48 65.3 -63.5 -65.56 58.39 72.78 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-15 Approved 1976 [59] English; one of Cook's ships on second voyage to the Pacific, 1772-75. Oct 7, 2016
15127 Alvin Rupes Alvin Rupes Mercury 188 8.3 208.72 10.29 6.19 208.36 209.12 +W (0-360) NA - United States Rupes, rupēs RU H-08 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [297] American; U.S.Navy's first deep submergence research vessel commissioned in 1964, designed specifically for oceanographic research. Oct 7, 2016
442 Astrolabe Rupes Astrolabe Rupes Mercury 251 -42.55 70.9 -39.79 -45.48 69.86 71.34 +W (0-360) EU - France Rupes, rupēs RU H-11 Approved 1976 [80] French; d'Urville's ship to explore Antarctica, 1838-40. Oct 7, 2016
14390 Beagle Rupes Beagle Rupes Mercury 630 -3.22 259.24 2.2 -7.49 253.7 259.47 +W (0-360) EU - Great Britain Rupes, rupēs RU H-09 Approved Apr 8, 2008 [59] British; naval vessel aboard which Charles Darwin served as a naturalist on a surveying expedition, 1831-1836. Oct 7, 2016
15128 Belgica Rupes Belgica Rupes Mercury 425 -50.45 296.24 -48.05 -51.99 290.02 303.11 +W (0-360) EU - Belgium Rupes, rupēs RU H-14 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [297] Belgian; ship used for an expedition to determine the position of the South Magnetic Pole in 1898, first ship to winter in Antarctica. Oct 7, 2016
15178 Blossom Rupes Blossom Rupes Mercury 485.96 -3.04 270.15 2.22 -7.8 267.49 272.61 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-09 Approved Nov 22, 2013 [297] English; ship used for an expedition to discover the Northwest Passage, 1825-1827. Nov 22, 2013
15129 Calypso Rupes Calypso Rupes Mercury 381 19.53 316.48 20.98 18.88 312.61 321.1 +W (0-360) EU - France Rupes, rupēs RU H-10 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [297] French; originally commissioned in 1942 as a minesweeper, Calypso was purchased by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and used for oceanographic studies in 1950-1996. Oct 7, 2016
15130 Carnegie Rupes Carnegie Rupes Mercury 267 58.52 53.25 59.99 55.87 49.53 57.65 +W (0-360) NA - United States Rupes, rupēs RU H-02 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [297] American; iron-free vessel used to conduct magnetic surveys from 1909 to 1928. Oct 7, 2016
1548 Discovery Rupes Discovery Rupes Mercury 412 -54.7 37.24 -50.57 -58.04 33.65 42.66 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-11 Approved 1976 [59] English; Cook's ship on last voyage to Pacific, 1776-80. Oct 11, 2016
15131 Duyfken Rupes Duyfken Rupes Mercury 518 -20.88 131.93 -16.27 -26.29 128.59 131.94 +W (0-360) EU - The Netherlands (Dutch) Rupes, rupēs RU H-07 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [298] Dutch; Willem Janszoon's ship credited with the first authenticated European discovery of Australia, 1606. Oct 11, 2016
15132 Eltanin Rupes Eltanin Rupes Mercury 370 -74.99 269.4 -71.74 -77.22 258.68 283.63 +W (0-360) NA - United States Rupes, rupēs RU H-15 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [299] American; oceanographic research vessel with an ice-breaking hull, collected magnetic profiles of the Antarctic sea floor, 1962. Oct 11, 2016
1798 Endeavour Rupes Endeavour Rupes Mercury 61 38.36 31.38 40.74 36.14 31.37 32.62 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-02 Approved 1976 [59] English; Cook's ship to explore Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, 1768-71. Oct 11, 2016
15133 Enterprise Rupes Enterprise Rupes Mercury 822.39 -36.54 283.46 -28.67 -38.47 275.97 293.84 +W (0-360) NA - United States Rupes, rupēs RU H-14 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [299] American; steamship that explored the Mississippi, Amazon, and Madeira Rivers and sailed on a worldwide hydrographic survey 1877 to 1886. Jun 3, 2013
2009 Fram Rupes Fram Rupes Mercury 156 -57.68 93.2 -55.73 -58.86 92.82 95.47 +W (0-360) EU - Norway Rupes, rupēs RU H-12 Approved 1976 [80] Norwegian; ship used in Arctic by Nansen, 1892-96, and by Sverdrup and Amundsen in Antarctica, 1909. Oct 11, 2016
2181 Gjöa Rupes Gjoa Rupes Mercury 237.9 -66.89 158.5 -65.28 -68.95 153.51 163.97 +W (0-360) EU - Norway Rupes, rupēs RU H-15 Approved 1976 [59] Norwegian; Amundsen's ship through Northwest passage, 1903-06. Mar 7, 2011
15847 Grifo Rupes Grifo Rupes Mercury 783 7.9 354.62 14.9 0.92 346.12 357.45 +W (0-360) EU - Portugal Rupes, rupēs RU H-10 Approved Jun 10, 2019 [534] Portugese; ship used by D. João de Castro to make a survey of magnetic declination in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in 1538. Jun 10, 2019
2410 Heemskerck Rupes Heemskerck Rupes Mercury 320 27.3 124.31 30.12 24.48 121.63 126.6 +W (0-360) EU - The Netherlands (Dutch) Rupes, rupēs RU H-03 Approved 1976 [59] Dutch; one of Tasman's ships to explore Australia, New Zealand, 1642-43. Oct 11, 2016
2474 Hero Rupes Hero Rupes Mercury 456 -58.72 171.7 -53.94 -60.38 162.06 176.65 +W (0-360) NA - American Rupes, rupēs RU H-12 Approved 1976 [80] American; Palmer's ship to explore Antarctic coast, 1820-21. Oct 11, 2016
15775 Kainan Rupēs Kainan Rupes Mercury 325 -29.8 330.8 -26.3 -33.4 327.2 333.1 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Rupes, rupēs RU H-14 Approved Oct 19, 2018 [486] Japanese; Kainan Maru, ship of Nobu Shirase Antarctic exploration, 1910-1912. Oct 19, 2018
15234 La Dauphine Rupes La Dauphine Rupes Mercury 252 66.3 26.62 69.12 63.71 26.62 29.83 +W (0-360) EU - France Rupes, rupēs RU H-01 Approved Feb 12, 2014 [297] French; royal ship used for a voyage in search of the eastern coast of Asia, determined that North America was not an extension of Asia, 1524. Oct 11, 2016
15776 Meteor Rupēs Meteor Rupes Mercury 990 -47.7 345.7 -42.8 -52.2 329.7 1.7 +W (0-360) EU - Germany Rupes, rupēs RU H-14 Approved Oct 19, 2018 [485] German; expedition on Meteor ship explored the South Atlantic Ocean, 1925-1927. Oct 19, 2018
3923 Mirni Rupes Mirni Rupes Mercury 258 -38.54 39.01 -36.16 -40.97 36.72 41.32 +W (0-360) EU - Russia Rupes, rupēs RU H-11 Approved 1976 [59] Russian; Bellingshausen's ship for Antarctic exploration, 1819-21. Oct 11, 2016
15134 Nautilus Rupes Nautilus Rupes Mercury 348 -28.23 293.33 -24.96 -31.71 291.6 295.51 +W (0-360) NA - United States Rupes, rupēs RU H-14 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [300] American; oceanic research and underwater archaeology vessel that performs studies in the Mediterranean and Caribbean since 2009. Oct 12, 2016
15135 Palmer Rupes Palmer Rupes Mercury 274 -26.07 106.28 -23.48 -27.85 105.01 109.66 +W (0-360) NA - United States Rupes, rupēs RU H-12 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [301] American; ice-breaking ship dedicated to scientific research and operated by the National Science Foundation for Antarctic scientific missions since 1992. Oct 12, 2016
15235 Paramour Rupes Paramour Rupes Mercury 616 -0.08 212.54 5.64 -5.97 212.05 215.04 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-08 Approved Feb 12, 2014 [330] English; research vessel of the Royal Navy used to study magnetism, longitude, and navigation problems, commanded by Edmond Halley from 1698 to 1699. Oct 12, 2016
4813 Pourquoi-Pas Rupes Pourquoi Pas Rupes Mercury 164.65 -58.54 156.17 -56.5 -59.4 153.07 158.89 +W (0-360) EU - France Rupes, rupēs RU H-12 Approved 1976 [80] French; Charcot's ship to explore Antarctica, 1908-10. Mar 7, 2011
5003 Resolution Rupes Resolution Rupes Mercury 139 -63.25 50.66 -62.11 -64.15 48.62 53.72 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-11 Approved 1976 [59] English; one of Cook's ships, second expedition to Pacific, 1772-75. Oct 13, 2016
5312 Santa María Rupes Santa Maria Rupes Mercury 227 5.81 20 7.94 3.48 18.89 21.34 +W (0-360) EU - Spain Rupes, rupēs RU H-06 Approved 1976 [59] Spanish; Columbus' flagship, first voyage to America, 1492. Oct 13, 2016
15848 Soya Rupes Soya Rupes Mercury 372 -6.47 293.37 -2.89 -10.06 291.42 296.23 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Rupes, rupēs RU H-10 Approved Jun 10, 2019 [535] Japanese; Japan’s first dedicated Antarctic research vessel (polar voyages in 1956-1962). Jun 10, 2019
15136 Terror Rupes Terror Rupes Mercury 229.62 -72.06 275.69 -70.43 -72.97 269.02 283.51 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-15 Approved Jun 3, 2013 [297] English; ship of discovery that took part in the Ross Antarctic expedition (1839-1843) and Franklin Arctic expedition (1845). Jun 3, 2013
15471 Unity Rupes Unity Rupes Mercury 350 27.16 275.2 29.18 24.01 271.87 277.58 +W (0-360) EU - England Rupes, rupēs RU H-05 Approved Jan 30, 2016 [390] English vessel which took Edmond Halley to Saint Helena in 1676 to conduct a survey of the stars in the southern hemisphere. While there, Halley observed the 1677 transit of Mercury which enabled him to make one of the earliest calculations to estimate the size of the solar system. Oct 7, 2016
6379 Victoria Rupes Victoria Rupes Mercury 347 52.71 34.16 56.4 48.73 33.55 36.14 +W (0-360) EU - Spain Rupes, rupēs RU H-02 Approved 1976 [59] Spanish; Magellan's and Del Cano's ship, first voyage around the world. Oct 14, 2016
6450 Vostok Rupes Vostok Rupes Mercury 124 -37.88 19.6 -36.32 -38.81 18.29 20.13 +W (0-360) EU - Russia Rupes, rupēs RU H-11 Approved 1976 [59] Russian; Bellingshausen's ship for Antarctic exploration, 1819-21. Oct 14, 2016
6704 Zarya Rupes Zarya Rupes Mercury 128 -42.73 20.42 -41.79 -43.3 19.18 22.57 +W (0-360) EU - Soviet Rupes, rupēs RU H-11 Approved 1976 [59] USSR; Motor-sail schooner to study Earth's magnetic field, 1953. Oct 14, 2016
6710 Zeehaen Rupes Zeehaen Rupes Mercury 164 49.64 158.15 50.85 47.76 156.27 159.07 +W (0-360) EU - The Netherlands (Dutch) Rupes, rupēs RU H-03 Approved 1976 [59] Dutch; one of Tasman's ships to explore Australia, New Zealand, 1642-43. Oct 14, 2016

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