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

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Oceanographic operations on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER. Lieutenant Commander Harley Nygren on the platform.
1960 circa
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Oceanographic operations on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER. Attaching Nansen water sampling bottle and thermometer to wire.
1960 circa
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Stern of the USC&GS Ship PIONEER tied up somewhere in San Francisco Bay. This was possibly during the great magnetic survey of the West Coast that led to the discovery of magnetic striping on the seafloor, a key to plate tectonics.
California, Oakland
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USC&GS Ship PIONEER moored at pier.
California, Oakland
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Looking aft from bow of USC&GS ship PIONEER
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Oceanographic operations on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER. Attaching Nansen water sampling bottle and thermometer to wire.
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USC&GS ship HYDROGRAPHER
Southeast United States
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USC&GS vessel SOSBEE. This vessel was used primarily for new equipment and methodology testing. In shipyard somewhere on the Gulf Coast.
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USC&GS vessel SOSBEE. This vessel was used primarily for new equipment and methodology testing. In shipyard somewhere on the Gulf Coast.
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USC&GS vessel SOSBEE. This vessel was used primarily for new equipment and methodology testing. In shipyard somewhere on the Gulf Coast.
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USC&GS vessel SOSBEE. This vessel was used primarily for new equipment and methodology testing. In shipyard somewhere on the Gulf Coast.
1611 thumbnail picture
Launch coming alongside USC&GS ship PATHFINDER after day of hydrography
Alaska, Aleutian Islands
1612 thumbnail picture
Work party leaving USC&GS Ship PATHFINDER. Probably installing tide gauge.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands
1613 thumbnail picture
Work party returning to USC&GS Ship PATHFINDER at end of day.
1614 thumbnail picture
Launch from USC&GS Ship PATHFINDER towing native umiak, a skin-covered boat larger than the one or two man kayaks.
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Launch from USC&GS Ship PATHFINDER towing native umiak, a skin-covered boat larger than the one or two man kayaks.
1616 thumbnail picture
Launch preparing for day's work prior to departing USC&GS Ship PATHFINDER
1617 thumbnail picture
Member of steward's department on USC&GS Ship PATHFINDER displaying king crab that probably became part of dinner.
1618 thumbnail picture
USC&GS Ship BOWIE traversing the Inside Passage on a nasty snowy day.
1619 thumbnail picture
Balloon buoy combination with elevated radar reflector. Probably a buoy used to calibrate electronic navigation system for offshore surveying operations on the USC&GS Ship PATHFINDER
1620 thumbnail picture
Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge on formerly USC&GS Ship SURVEYOR, now NOAA Ship SURVEYOR, as it returns to Seattle in November, 1970. The ship steamed (and it was the last steamer in the USC&GS fleet) 63,000 nautical miles that year on survey operations, equivalent to more than 2 1/2 times around the Earth.
1621 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship OCEANOGRAPHER, flagship of NOAA's fleet at the time, in waters of Peoples Republic of China, the first U.S. Government vessel to enter Chinese waters since 1948. The vessel was there helping open up diplomatic relations with the Chinese government.
1622 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE circa 1900
1623 thumbnail picture
Stern of Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PATHFINDER tied up in Cook Inlet.
1624 thumbnail picture
Stern of Coast Guard Cutter STORIS
1625 thumbnail picture
The bow of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PATHFINDER encountering heavy seas while crossing the Gulf of Alaska.
North Pacific Ocean
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The PATHFINDER at anchor as seen from one of its work launches.
Alaska, Cook Inlet
1627 thumbnail picture
Plotting the position of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PATHFINDER while operating in Alaskan waters.
1628 thumbnail picture
USC&GS Ship SURVEYOR
Alaska, Seward area 1940
1629 thumbnail picture
USC&GS Ship DERICKSON at Kirkland Shipyard
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Attu Island 1945
1630 thumbnail picture
USC&GS Ship SURVEYOR on ways and USC&GS Ship EXPLORER tied up
Washington, Kirkland 1940
1631 thumbnail picture
USC&GS Ship DERICKSON
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Kiska 1945
1632 thumbnail picture
USC&GS Ship DERICKSON stern view showing work boats and sounding boats
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Kiska 1945
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USC&GS Ship EXPLORER tied up in Seattle or Kirkland area. This was either shortly before or shortly after commissioning of the ship
Washington, Kirkland ? 1940
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USC&GS Ship SURVEYOR tied up probably at Kirkland shipyard. Probably just before going on the ways as looks to be in need of paint job.
Washington, Kirkland ?
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Possibly a USC&GS workboat with a new outboard motor
Alaska ?
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Even in 1940 oars were still a primary means of propulsion. Woodrow Wilson Gholston is on the forward portside oar. Whaleboat off the USC&GS SURVEYOR.
Alaska 1940
1637 thumbnail picture
Fisheries researchers dragging boat over log jam on Pacific Northwest salmon stream.
1967 April
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Fisheries researchers dragging boat over log jam on Pacific Northwest salmon stream.
1967 April
1639 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR under construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding shipyard.
California, San Diego 1959
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR under construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding shipyard.
California, San Diego 1959
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR under construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding shipyard.
California, San Diego 1959
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1969 envelope stamped from Barbados with all ships engaged in BOMEX experiment having franked envelope and having commanding officers sign envelope. The Barbados stamps selected for the enveloped have beautiful depictions of local marine life.
Barbados
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NOAA Ship PISCES
Gulf of Mexico
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NOAA Ship PISCES
Gulf of Mexico
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Bridge of NOAA Ship PISCES
Gulf of Mexico
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View of drydock from NOAA Ship PISCES
Mississippi, Pascagoula
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NOAA Ship PISCES floated into drydock.
Mississippi, Pascagoula
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NOAA Ship PISCES in drydock with water pumped out
Mississippi, Pascagoula
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Transducer on the hull of the NOAA Ship PISCES
Mississippi, Pascagoula

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