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

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Lt. Johnson demonstrating his diving form while preparing to dive from the FATHOMER.
1926 ca.
851 thumbnail picture
Diving for coins and peddling wares to the FATHOMER.
1926 ca.
852 thumbnail picture
Surveying steamer FATHOMER in Manila Bay. In: "Nautical Charting," by George Rockwell Putnam, 1908. 162 pp.
1908 ca.
853 thumbnail picture
On the bridge of the EXPLORER.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
854 thumbnail picture
Port quarter of Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
855 thumbnail picture
Starboard bow of Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
856 thumbnail picture
Survey launch returning to ship while working.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
857 thumbnail picture
Securing launch off EXPLORER at end of survey day.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
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Securing launch off EXPLORER at end of survey day.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
859 thumbnail picture
Survey launch underway off EXPLORER.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
860 thumbnail picture
A calm day on the EXPLORER in the Aleutian Islands.
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
861 thumbnail picture
Christensen rowing, Stevens enjoying the ride. In the days of iron boys and wooden row boats. Heading to shore .
Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1948
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The first "blow" in September. A warning of things to come.
Seguam Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1948
863 thumbnail picture
The first "blow" in September. A warning of things to come.
Seguam Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1948
864 thumbnail picture
The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
865 thumbnail picture
The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
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The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
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The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
868 thumbnail picture
The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
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The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
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The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
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The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
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The return home across the Gulf of Alaska on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
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A survey launch off the EXPLORER at Rat Island.
1948 Oc1948
874 thumbnail picture
Looking forward from the stern on a rolly day in the North Pacific on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
1948 October
875 thumbnail picture
Equator crossing ceremony on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER. A thoroughly bedraggled Monte Poindexter steels himself to kiss the baby.
876 thumbnail picture
Commander Hubert Keith, Executive Officer of the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER, after a trip to the royal barber during Equator crossing ceremonies.
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Lieutenant Archie Patrick, striving to become a shellback, during Equator crossing ceremonies on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER.
878 thumbnail picture
Monte Poindexter receiving being dubbed by the royal sceptre during Equator crossing ceremonies on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER.
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A properly respectful pollywog bowing before King Neptune during Equator crossing ceremonies on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER.
880 thumbnail picture
King Neptune holding court on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER
881 thumbnail picture
King Neptune and his court planning for the arrival of the disgusting pollywogs.
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The potential fate of disrespectful pollywogs is being contemplated by all at the beginning of equator crossing ceremonies on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER.
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Pollywog getting ready to bathe in order to cleanse self prior to meeting the royal court during equator crossing ceremonies on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER.
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Executive officer Hubert Keith foiled the royal barber during equator crossing ceremonies on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER.
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Pirates, wizards and other assorted evil and benign entities make up Neptune's royal court during any self-respecting equator crossing ceremony. On the ESSA ship DISCOVERER.
886 thumbnail picture
Executive officer Hubert Keith who looks entirely too clean to have yet partaken in the pollywog bath during equator crossing ceremonies on the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER.
887 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship DISCOVERER in the equatorial Pacific Ocean
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Deploying a tower from the ESSA Ship DISCOVERER for mounting solar radiance instruments and other meteorological instruments.
889 thumbnail picture
Launching a zodiac to assist in erecting buoy-mounted solar radiance tower in the equatorial Atlantic.
890 thumbnail picture
Swimmers assist in guiding solar radiance tower to buoy for mounting and installation.
891 thumbnail picture
Swimmers ready to assist in deployment of solar radiance tower.
892 thumbnail picture
Deploying solar radiance tower.
893 thumbnail picture
Solar radiance tower and instruments mounted to a bottom-anchored spar buoy.
894 thumbnail picture
Bottom of spar buoy prior to installation of tower and flooding to bring to vertical position.
895 thumbnail picture
Pioneer buoy riders - among the first individuals to be maintaining meteorological buoys anchored far at sea. The solar radiance observation tower on a day of high swell and reduced visibility. Off the ESSA ship DISCOVERER.
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Buoy riders in the mist. Off the ESSA ship DISCOVERER.
897 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship DISCOVERER entering the Panama Canal
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NOAA Ship DISCOVERER entering the Panama Canal
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Even Admirals like to try out new boats. Rear Admiral Ray Moses during initial testing and NOAA acceptance of Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)

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