Research Vessel Melvilee

R/V Melville

Melville, named for George Melville, an explorer and rear admiral in the United States Navy, was launched from La Jolla in 1968. Since then, it has served the Office of Naval Research, been operated by Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and also played a role in the 1976 film King Kong. Melville will be received as the Philippine Navy’s first dedicated research vessel.

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