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

2600 thumbnail picture
Picking up skiff on FAIRWEATHER.
Alaska, Cold Bay area, Alaska Peninsula 1985
2601 thumbnail picture
Steam launch COSMOS being towed from SURVEYOR. Cruising in the Inside Passage.
Alaska Southeast 1925
2602 thumbnail picture
HILGARD towing launch.
Maine, Casco Bay 1943
2603 thumbnail picture
Launching survey boat with D-8 caterpillar at Nevat Camp. Arctic Field Party.
Alaska, Nevat Camp, Beaufort Sea July 1948
2604 thumbnail picture
Towing a boat astern of the LESTER JONES.
Alaska Southeast 1963
2605 thumbnail picture
Launch towing 4 current buoys to area not accessible by ship. Launch off of MARMER.
Virginia, York River area, Chesapeake Bay 1966
2606 thumbnail picture
Casting off from the PIONEER.
California Southern Ca. 1933
2607 thumbnail picture
Traveling by canoe to the day's work. Leveling work along the Colorado River.
Arizona, Colorado River Ca. 1923
2608 thumbnail picture
Leaving the ship in a skiff. Party off of EXPLORER.
Alaska Southeast 1928
2609 thumbnail picture
The Launch Audwin - transportation for the astro party of George D. Cowie.
Alaska Southeast 1923
2610 thumbnail picture
Lowering Launch Alpha at King's Cove. Operations on the PATTERSON.
Alaska, King's Cove, Alaska Peninsula 1915
2611 thumbnail picture
The "Bug" skimming across the water. Party off of EXPLORER.
Alaska Southeast 1927
2612 thumbnail picture
The steam launch COSMOS.
Alaska Southeast Ca. 1900
2613 thumbnail picture
The steam launch COSMOS during its last season.
Alaska Southeast 1927
2614 thumbnail picture
The launch Delta.
Alaska Southeast 1915
2615 thumbnail picture
The launch ECHO.
Massachusetts, Quick's Hole July 24, 1931
2616 thumbnail picture
The chartered launch ELSINORE. Used for wiredrag.
Alaska Southeast 1931
2617 thumbnail picture
Survey launches with quarterboat GIANT in tow. The GIANT was used as quarters for the survey party while working in swamp areas .
Louisiana coast 1935
2618 thumbnail picture
The launch HELIANTHUS.
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula area 1928
2619 thumbnail picture
The training launch MIKAWE.
Virginia, Norfolk 1927
2620 thumbnail picture
The training launch MIKAWE.
Washington, D.C., Engineer's Dock Ca. 1929
2621 thumbnail picture
The MIKAWE dressed for the 4th of July.
Virginia, Norfolk July 4, 1928
2622 thumbnail picture
The training launch MIKAWE.
Virginia, Tidewater area Ca. 1927
2623 thumbnail picture
The launch MITCHELL. Conducting current surveys.
Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay 1930
2624 thumbnail picture
The launch OGDEN. Conducting Boston Harbor current surveys.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1926
2625 thumbnail picture
The launch OGDEN. Conducting Boston Harbor current surveys.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1926
2626 thumbnail picture
The launch OGDEN. Conducting current surveys.
New Hampshire, Portsmouth Harbor 1931
2627 thumbnail picture
The launches RODGERS and MITCHELL covered for storage. Used for wire drag work.
Virginia, Norfolk 1933
2628 thumbnail picture
The launch SCANDINAVIA. Described as " a fine launch but with quarters for only 3 men".
Alaska Southeast 1927
2629 thumbnail picture
The launch WELKER.
2630 thumbnail picture
The launch WILDCAT.
Alaska, False Pass or Isanotski Strait, SW Alaska June 1925
2631 thumbnail picture
The launch WILDCAT.
Alaska, Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula 1929
2632 thumbnail picture
L to R - OGDEN, ELSIE III, MARINDIN, MITCHELL, RODGERS, wire drag tender. Meeting of tide and current party with wire drag party.
Massachusetts, Buzzard's Bay area 1931
2633 thumbnail picture
Motor launch C&GS 36 being built aboard the PATHFINDER.
Philippine Islands 1910
2634 thumbnail picture
Motor launch C&GS 36 underway - built by crew of PATHFINDER.
Philippine Islands 1910
2635 thumbnail picture
Launch No. 41 -possibly off of TAKU.
Alaska, Storey Island 1910
2636 thumbnail picture
Launch No. 41 -possibly off of TAKU.
Alaska, Prince William Sound area 1909
2637 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch No. 66 - used for wiredrag work. Mate Franz Okeson facing camera. Duplicate of 2445.
New York, Long Island Sound 1931
2638 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch No. 67 - used primarily to transport topographic party. Launch off of EXPLORER.
Alaska Southeast 1927
2639 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch No. 69 - used by EXPLORER for hydrography and transportation.
Alaska Southeast 1931
2640 thumbnail picture
NOAA Launch 1255 doing current surveys in tandem with small aircraft.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1972
2641 thumbnail picture
NOAA R/V LAIDLY - used originally on Great Lakes. Became officer training vessel and based out of Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Virginia, James River Ca. 1990
2642 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER. Plowing into a headsea.
Gulf of Alaska 1925
2643 thumbnail picture
Leadline sounding operations from the WESTDAHL. Note the splash of the lead well forward of the bow.
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1936
2644 thumbnail picture
A plastic pig in the davits almost looks beautiful in a tropical sunset.
Puerto Rico, Roosevelt Roads 1975
2645 thumbnail picture
Navy type steam launch off of PIONEER.
Alaska, False Pass or Isanotski Strait, SW Alaska 1925
2646 thumbnail picture
Launch HELIANTHUS at Zachar Bay. Working with SURVEYOR.
Alaska, Zachar Bay, Uyak Bay, Kodiak 1929
2647 thumbnail picture
Boston whaler secured on shore in Deer Island Passage. Note Motorola Miniranger on mast - used for navigation. Whaler outfitted for hydrographic work.
Penobscot Bay, Maine July 1985
2648 thumbnail picture
USS PATHFINDER shortly after launching. Before beginning its Pacific odyssey.
Washington state 1942
2649 thumbnail picture
USS PATHFINDER underway in Pacific. Note gun-tubs fore and aft. Saw Pacific service from 1942 to 1945. Ship endured over 50 bombing raids and was crashed by a kamikaze at Okinawa. It was said, "The road to Tokyo was paved with PATHFINDER charts".
Pacific Ocean

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