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NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
Catalog of Images

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NOAA Ship FERREL with NOAA Launch 1255. These vessels operated together on current surveys for a number of years.
1971 Circa
551 thumbnail picture
Artist's rendition of the Coast a Ship FERREL operating on current surveys. The surveys. The buoy in the foreground is a TICUS current system buoy.
1967
552 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FERREL in shipyard.
1969 Circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER with a number of sensors attached to bow during BOMEX, the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment. The tethered balloon is carrying upper-air meteorological sensors, the boom project ing from the bow has meteorological instruments, and the line leading down has sea-temperature sensors attached.
1969
554 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FAIRWEATHER MSS220 at Glacier Bay, Alaska, with Fairweather Range in the background.
Glacier Bay, Alaska 1970 September
555 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FERREL S492.
1969 Circa
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Cover page of "Welcome Aboard!" pamphlet for Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FERREL ASV92.
1969 Circa
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Artist's rendition of Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FAIRWEATHER by artist James Schick.
Alaska 1962
558 thumbnail picture
Artist's rendition of Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER OSS02 by artist Jack Coggins.
1968 Circa
559 thumbnail picture
NOAA Auxiliary Research Vessel VIRGINIA KEY ARV80.
Miami, Florida 1975 Circa
560 thumbnail picture
NOAA Auxiliary Research Vessel VIRGINIA KEY ARV80 off Miami.
Miami, Florida 1975 August
561 thumbnail picture
Launching of Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship McARTHUR CSS30.
Norfolk, Virginia 1965 November
562 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BOWEN, named for William Bowen who lost his life attempting to save three drowning shipmates from the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR on October 4, 1927, in Resurrection Bay, Alaska.
1956 November
563 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE.
Probably New York area. 1901
564 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FATHOMER.
Manila Harbor, Philippine Islands 1905
565 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER OSS28 passing through the Panama Canal in 1964.
Panama Canal, Panama 1964
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER OSS28.
Atlantic Ocean 1965 Circa
567 thumbnail picture
Launch ESCORT engaged in wiredrag operations. Deploying end buoy.
Atlantic coast of United States 1910 Circa
568 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship ENDEAVOR. Originally built during the Civil War as a Confederate gunboat and named the LADY DAVIS.
1910 Circa
569 thumbnail picture
Launch ELSIE on Lake Okeechobee, Florida.
Florida, Lake Okeechobee 1924
570 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Schooner EAGRE.
1901 May 8
571 thumbnail picture
Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Research Vessel DOLPHIN
1965 Circa
572 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER in Alaskan waters.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1935 Circa
573 thumbnail picture
NOAA Fisheries Research Vessel CRIPPLE CREEK, formerly a Bureau of Mines vessel. This picture was taken January 17, 1972 after 100 mph winds with freezing spray lashed Kodiak, Alaska. Over 2 feet of ice built up on the vessel's port side during this storm. This vessel was excessed in 1973.
Alaska, Kodiak 1972 January 16
574 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship COWIE. This vessel was named in honor of Commander George D. Cowie, former head of the Philippine Coast Survey, who was killed in a Japanese bombing raid on Manila in late 1941.
575 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship COWIE. This vessel was named in honor of Commander George D. Cowie, former head of the Philippine Coast Survey, who was killed in a Japanese bombing raid on Manila in late 1941.
1949 February 28
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship COWIE. This vessel was named in honor of Commander George D. Cowie, former head of the Philippine Coast Survey, who was killed in a Japanese bombing raid on Manila in late 1941.
1949 February 28
577 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Launch COSMOS.
1887
578 thumbnail picture
H. M. S. CHALLENGER at St. Paul's Rocks.
St. Paul's Rocks, Atlantic Ocean 1873 August 28
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H. M. S. CHALLENGER proceeding to St. Paul's Rocks.
St. Paul's Rocks, Atlantic Ocean 1873 August
580 thumbnail picture
H. M. S. CHALLENGER amongst the ice.
Antarctica 1874 February 16
581 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Launch MARINDIN outfitted for wiredrag work.
United States Virgin Islands 1925
582 thumbnail picture
Contract wiredrag launch ANNIE T. MACK.
Newport, Rhode Island 1910 Circa
583 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship ISIS. The ISIS was lost a few years later after striking a sunken barge off the coast of Florida.
Potomac River, Maryland 1916
584 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HILGARD. Used almost exclusively for wiredrag work.
1955 Circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship GILBERT. The GILBERT was named for C&GS Captain John J. Gilbert who served 57 years with the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
South Carolina, Winyah Bay 1958 Circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship GILBERT at the International Paper Co. pier. The GILBERT was named for C&GS Captain John J. Gilbert who served 57 years with the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Georgetown, South Carolina 1958 March
587 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer GEDNEY.
Tacoma, Washington 1901 February 23
588 thumbnail picture
Lake Survey Vessel PEARY. This vessel was originally built as a minesweeper for for the French Navy.
589 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer PATTERSON.
1900 Circa
590 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PARKER. This ship was used primarily for wiredrag work with the BOWEN and the STIRNI.
1956 November
591 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship ONWARD. This vessel was received from the Navy following WWI and served with the C&GS for a short time before being returned to the Navy in 1920.
Virginia, Hampton 1919
592 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship NATOMA.
San Francisco, California 1925 April 19
593 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships MITCHELL and RODGERS conducting wire drag in the Virgin Islands.
United States Virgin Islands 1925
594 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WENONAH. Used on Pacific coast and Alaska from 1919 to 1923 before being returned to the Navy.
1919 June 3
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WAINWRIGHT at the end of its career. This ship operated with the HILGARD and conducted wiredrag surveys.
1965
596 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship YUKON in Alaskan waters.
Alaska 1898
597 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship TULIP operating in post-World War II Philippines.
Subic Bay, Philippine Islands 1948 Circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Launch SCANDINAVIA conducting wiredrag operations in Alaskan waters.
Alaska 1920
599 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship RESEARCH.
Philippine Islands 1916

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