Some of the really early drawings of RV Investigator had me a little puzzled.

The Draft General Arrangement has dots on the deck areas, and I was wondering what they were for. 

Draft General Arrangement, RV Investigator's sockets

Now it’s all making sense!

The dots represent a system of tie down sockets, which allow for things to be secured to the ship. In these photos you can see tie down sockets being put in place.


  1. It’s great to see how the plans are coming to life!

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