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

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Launch WILDCAT.
Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 1928
2551 thumbnail picture
Towing current observation boats to stations - NATOMA in background.
San Franciso Bay 1923
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Boat coming alongside.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1940?
2553 thumbnail picture
Launch HELIANTHUS. Note antenna wire - outfitted for radio acoustic ranging.
Alaska 1927
2554 thumbnail picture
Offloading supplies for shore station. Whaleboat off EXPLORER.
Point Spencer, Bering Sea 1950
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Steam launch towing skiff.
Alaska 1915?
2556 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT at base of 550-foot cliff - Palisade Lagoon.
Nuka Bay, Alaska 1927
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PATHFINDER whaleboats.
Alaska
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Landing at base of cliff.
Alaska 1927
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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
2560 thumbnail picture
Caught on a rock with the tide headed out. One of the hazards of having to find the rocks.
Alaska 1915
2561 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT in Nuka Bay area.
Nuka Bay, Kenai Peninsula. 1927
2562 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
2563 thumbnail picture
Plastic Pig following stern cable breaking. #2 of photo sequence.
Norfolk, Virginia 1975?
2564 thumbnail picture
Landing through surf on boulder beach.
Alaska 1949
2565 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
2566 thumbnail picture
Sometimes this job is really great.
Alaska
2567 thumbnail picture
Departing beach through the surf.
Philippines 1932?
2568 thumbnail picture
Launch WILDCAT at base of 550-foot cliff - Palisade Lagoon.
Nuka Bay, Alaska 1927
2569 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER launch.
Philippines 1911
2570 thumbnail picture
RAINIER launch.
Off southeast coast of the island of Hawaii
2571 thumbnail picture
Offloading gear at Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea. Launch from PEIRCE.
Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea 1982
2572 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER with launches on boat booms.
Philippines 1911
2573 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?
2574 thumbnail picture
The end of a long day. PEIRCE launch after pickup.
Delaware Bay, New Jersey side November 1985
2575 thumbnail picture
A look back at the DISCOVERER. Old Woman's Bay, Kodiak Island, 1940.
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1940
2576 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
2577 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927. Atlantic service
1922
2578 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
2579 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
Alaska, Keku Strait, Southeast 1965
2580 thumbnail picture
Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I.
2581 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
1889
2582 thumbnail picture
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?
2584 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships BOWIE and HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
1965?
2585 thumbnail picture
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
2587 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?
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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?
2593 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?
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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
2597 thumbnail picture
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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