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

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Sometimes this job is really great.
Alaska
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Departing beach through the surf.
Philippines 1932?
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Launch WILDCAT at base of 550-foot cliff - Palisade Lagoon.
Nuka Bay, Alaska 1927
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PATHFINDER launch.
Philippines 1911
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RAINIER launch.
Off southeast coast of the island of Hawaii
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Offloading gear at Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea. Launch from PEIRCE.
Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea 1982
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PATHFINDER with launches on boat booms.
Philippines 1911
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Stern cable snapped dropping Plastic Pig from MT. MITCHELL davits. Note frayed cable in middle right of photo. # 1 of photo sequence
Norfolk, Virginia 1975?
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The end of a long day. PEIRCE launch after pickup.
Delaware Bay, New Jersey side November 1985
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A look back at the DISCOVERER. Old Woman's Bay, Kodiak Island, 1940.
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1940
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927. Atlantic service
1922
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Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE. In service 1874-1905. Note cable leading from bow, ship anchored in 600 fathoms. Current surveys in the Windward Passage.
Caribbean Sea, Windward Passage
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
Alaska, Keku Strait, Southeast 1965
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Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
1889
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901 -1927.
Gulf of Mexico 1910
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Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE - in service 1874-1905. Note cable leading from bow, ship anchored in 600 fathoms. This vessel pioneered deepsea anchoring under John Elliott Pillsbury. Current surveys in the Windward Passage.
Caribbean Sea, Windward Passage 1888?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships BOWIE and HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
1965?
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Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I. In service 1882 - 1921. On station conducting oceanographic operations
Alaska
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927.
Georgia coast 1924
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Coast Survey Steamer BIBB as sketched by Xanthus Smith. In service 1847-1873 (Caption on photo is incorrect). BIBB served as pilot vessel, survey vessel, despatch vessel, and combatant. Most of Civil War with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Port Royal Sound, South Carolina 1862?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE. In service 1874-1905. Frontispiece of "Deepsea Sounding and Dredging" by Charles D. Sigsbee, 1880. Library Call Number GC75.S53 1880.
Washington Navy Yard
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DERICKSON. In service 1944-1954. Pacific service
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Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I. In service 1882 - 1921.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927.
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Coast Survey Steamer BIBB. In service 1847-1873. Sketched by Xanthus Smith. Most of Civil War with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Port Royal Sound? 1862?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE. In service 1874-1905. Conducted classic Gulf Stream studies under J. E. Pillsbury. Many innovations on this ship -- steel cable for deepsea dredging and Sigsbee Sounding Machine, Pillsbury current meter, and deepsea anchoring techniques. In: "Deep-Sea Sounding and Dredging", by Charles D. Sigsbee. Call Number GC75.S53 1880.
Washington Navy Yard 1880?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER. In service 1922-1941. Pacific service
1931?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER in the Gulf of Alaska. Plowing into a headsea. In service 1922-1941
Gulf of Alaska 1925
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Launch EQUATOR. Used for wiredrag work in Alaska in 1915.
Southeast Alaska 1915
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Southeast Alaska 1931
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER in the Gulf of Alaska 1925. Plowing into a headsea. In service 1922-1941
Gulf of Alaska 1925
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
1927?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Rudyerd Bay, Southeast Alaska 1931
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1946
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Schooner EAGRE. In service 1878-1903.
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Coast Survey Schooner EXPERIMENT. In service 1835-1839. Sounding boat
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
1940
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
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Coast and Geodetic Ship ENDEAVOR. In service 1867-1915.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Southeast Alaska 1921
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Southeast Alaska
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FATHOMER. In service 1905-1941.
Philippines 1932?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer THOMAS R. GEDNEY. In service 1875-1915. Pacific service. Dressed ship for holiday.
Alaska

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