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

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NOAA survey launch during Hurricane Katrina relief operations. Surveying port approaches so oil and cargo can start moving into U.S. ports again.
Mississippi offshore 2005 October 17
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Deploying rigid-hulled-inflatable-boat (RHIB) off NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON.
2005 May 1
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Departing ship on rigid-hulled-inflatable-boat (RHIB) off NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON.
2005 September 7
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Alidade used for determining bearings from bridge wing.
2004 May 13
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View of ship through alidade. Taken while obtaining bearing to ship.
2004 May 13
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Captain Emily Christman has her fortune read on Halloween by NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON soothsayer.
2004 October 31
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Captain Emily Christman and officer of the deck looking ahead to on-coming traffic.
2004 October 18
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NOAA Ship RAINIER Launch No. 4 operating in Alaskan waters.
Alaska 2004 ca.
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NOAA Ship OSCAR DYSON passing through the locks at Seattle.
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Peter Liewit and Chief Bos'n Wolf strumming away on the Gulfport Pier.
Mississippi, Gulfport 2005 October 14
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Survey launch leaving the ship early in the morning.
Connecticut, New London 2005 May 10
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Survey launch leaving the ship early in the morning.
Connecticut, New London 2005 May 10
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Wow! We wrapped that one up good! Line wrapped around propeller shaft of survey launch.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay 2004 August 26
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Preparation for helicopter arrival of Columbia River Bar pilot.
Oregon, Columbia River Bar 2006 March 5
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Columbia River Bar Pilot arriving by helicopter.
Oregon, Columbia River Bar 2006 March 5
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Columbia River Bar Pilot arriving by helicopter.
Oregon, Columbia River Bar 2006 March 5
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NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER as seen from RHIB during tsunami buoy recovery efforts. This buoy had broken loose from its moorings.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER as seen from RHIB during tsunami buoy recovery efforts. This buoy had broken loose from its moorings.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER as seen from RHIB during tsunami buoy recovery efforts. This buoy had broken loose from its moorings.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER as seen from RHIB during tsunami buoy recovery efforts. This buoy had broken loose from its moorings.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER as seen from RHIB during tsunami buoy recovery efforts. This buoy had broken loose from its moorings.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER as seen from RHIB during tsunami buoy recovery efforts. This buoy had broken loose from its moorings.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. A close-up view of the buoy from the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER RHIB.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Reeling the buoy into the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER's A-frame prior to lifting on deck.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Lifting the buoy on to the deck of the FAIRWEATHER. Note motion of ship in images ship 1127-ship1130. This was a calm day in the Gulf of Alaska with minimal wind but at least 10 feet of swell.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Lifting the buoy on to the deck of the FAIRWEATHER. Note motion of ship in images ship 1127-ship1130. This was a calm day in the Gulf of Alaska with minimal wind but at least 10 feet of swell.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Lifting the buoy on to the deck of the FAIRWEATHER. Note motion of ship in images ship 1127-ship1130. This was a calm day in the Gulf of Alaska with minimal wind but at least 10 feet of swell.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Lifting the buoy on to the deck of the FAIRWEATHER. Note motion of ship in images ship 1127-ship1130. This was a calm day in the Gulf of Alaska with minimal wind but at least 10 feet of swell.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The FAIRWEATHER screws churning to come ahead after the buoy is secure. This is to keep from drifting over the mooring chain and keeping it well astern during recovery.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The FAIRWEATHER steams ahead slowly as it recovers the mooring chain, now tending astern.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Planning the recovery operation on the stern of the FAIRWEATHER. The commanding officer has the white hard hat.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Planning the recovery operation on the stern of the FAIRWEATHER. The commanding officer has the white hard hat.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. A close-up of the buoy from the stern of the FAIRWEATHER. The buoy looks deceptively small in this image but true size will be seen in subsequent images.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The RHIB from the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER will secure a line to the buoy.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The RHIB from the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER will secure a line to the buoy.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The RHIB confronting the tsunami buoy in a temporary stand-off.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. While circling the buoy a photo opportunity arises to capture a picture of the ship and buoy while this shot is taken from the ship capturing the RHIB and buoy .
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. A line is secured to the buoy for reeling into the ship.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. Using the stern capstan to reel in the buoy.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The buoy is approaching the stern of the FAIRWEATHER as it is being reeled in. The relative motion is a combination of the ship backing and the buoy being reeled in on the capstan.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The size of the buoy is becoming apparent as it the distance between the ship and the buoy is reduced.
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13
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Tsunami warning buoy recovery. This buoy had broken free from its mooring. The buoy is now up under the stern and the A-frame is moved out to lift the buoy .
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska 2005 July 13

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