During World War II, GSI began to expand into submarine detection equipment and then later, as Texas Instruments, into the broader electronics market. The company, though, continued to mostly specialize in chips or equipment for analyzing real-world phenomena.
The ship pictured, the M/V Arctic Explorer, dragged long leads through the water that provided data for 3D models of the geological structures below the ocean floor. The ship, in 1974, was the first to enter the Kellet and Fitzwilliam Straits in the .
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