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

2200 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT at base of 600-foot cliff.
Nuka Bay, Alaska 1928
2201 thumbnail picture
A boat float from the PATHFINDER in Manila parade.
Manila, Philippines 1913?
2202 thumbnail picture
Launch 67 in the mist.
Alaska , Annex Creek 1929
2203 thumbnail picture
Heaving boat up on the beach for the night.
Philippines 1925
2204 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT.
Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 1928
2205 thumbnail picture
Towing current observation boats to stations - NATOMA in background.
San Franciso Bay 1923
2206 thumbnail picture
Boat coming alongside.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1940?
2207 thumbnail picture
Launch HELIANTHUS. Note antenna wire - outfitted for radio acoustic ranging.
Alaska 1927
2208 thumbnail picture
Offloading supplies for shore station. Whaleboat off EXPLORER.
Point Spencer, Bering Sea 1950
2209 thumbnail picture
Steam launch towing skiff.
Alaska 1915?
2210 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT at base of 550-foot cliff - Palisade Lagoon.
Nuka Bay, Alaska 1927
2211 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER whaleboats.
Alaska
2212 thumbnail picture
Landing at base of cliff.
Alaska 1927
2213 thumbnail picture
PEIRCE hydrographic launch approaching ship for pickup. November front had just passed whipping up wind and sea. Mike Briscoe on the bow hook. Strength and agility are the prerequisites. Lt. (j.g.) Victoria Barnum is OIC, "K.P." Keene the coxswain. Ship making lee during approach; boat out of water within two minutes of photo
Delaware Bay, New Jersey side. 1985
2214 thumbnail picture
Caught on a rock with the tide headed out. One of the hazards of having to find the rocks.
Alaska 1915
2215 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT in Nuka Bay area.
Nuka Bay, Kenai Peninsula. 1927
2216 thumbnail picture
Recovery of MT. MITCHELL survey launch flipped on to reef by heavy surf. North shore of Puerto Rico. #10 in sequence of photos.
Puerto Rico
2217 thumbnail picture
Plastic Pig following stern cable breaking. #2 of photo sequence.
Norfolk, Virginia 1975?
2218 thumbnail picture
Landing through surf on boulder beach.
Alaska 1949
2219 thumbnail picture
Sounding boat from MT. MITCHELL turned over and thrown up on reef. No one killed fortunately - coxswain ended up in engine compartment. # 1 of photo sequence.
Puerto Rico
2220 thumbnail picture
Sometimes this job is really great.
Alaska
2221 thumbnail picture
Departing beach through the surf.
Philippines 1932?
2222 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT at base of 550-foot cliff - Palisade Lagoon.
Nuka Bay, Alaska 1927
2223 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER launch.
Philippines 1911
2224 thumbnail picture
RAINIER launch.
Off southeast coast of the island of Hawaii
2225 thumbnail picture
Offloading gear at Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea. Launch from PEIRCE.
Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea 1982
2226 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER with launches on boat booms.
Philippines 1911
2227 thumbnail picture
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?
2228 thumbnail picture
The end of a long day. PEIRCE launch after pickup.
Delaware Bay, New Jersey side November 1985
2229 thumbnail picture
A look back at the DISCOVERER. Old Woman's Bay, Kodiak Island, 1940.
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1940
2230 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
2231 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927. Atlantic service
1922
2232 thumbnail picture
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
2233 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
Alaska, Keku Strait, Southeast 1965
2234 thumbnail picture
Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I.
2235 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
1889
2236 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901 -1927.
Gulf of Mexico 1910
2237 thumbnail picture
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?
2238 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships BOWIE and HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
1965?
2239 thumbnail picture
Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I. In service 1882 - 1921. On station conducting oceanographic operations
Alaska
2240 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927.
Georgia coast 1924
2241 thumbnail picture
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?
2242 thumbnail picture
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
2243 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DERICKSON. In service 1944-1954. Pacific service
2244 thumbnail picture
Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I. In service 1882 - 1921.
2245 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927.
2246 thumbnail picture
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?
2247 thumbnail picture
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?
2248 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER. In service 1922-1941. Pacific service
1931?
2249 thumbnail picture
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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