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

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Souvenir chart of the PATHFINDER service in World War II. Includes history of 1st and 2nd voyages.
Pacific Ocean 1942-1945
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USS HYDROGRAPHER in the Aleutians. Vessel served from Aleutians to Gilbert Islands. One of first vessels into Massacre Bay, Attu, during attack to recapture.
Vicinity of Attu, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1943
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The USS OCEANOGRAPHER, known as "The Green Gremlin". Tied up in Long Beach just before scrapping in 1944. Served in Solomon Islands, hydrographers named Iron Bottom Sound.
Long Beach, California 1944
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USS BOWDITCH, a Navy hydrographic vessel. During WWII, C&GS officers made up the first survey contingent on the BOWDITCH . Captain George L. Anderson, C&GS, was Executive Officer.
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SURVEYOR in Aleutians in 1944. Note 3" deck gun on bow. SURVEYOR stayed under C&GS during war.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands Spring, 1944
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SURVEYOR at dock in Aleutians. Note 3" gun on bow and anti-aircraft guns aft and on flying bridge. SURVEYOR stayed under C&GS during war.
Possibly Adak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1944?
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SURVEYOR in North Pacific. Note 3" bow gun. SURVEYOR stayed under C&GS during war.
October 2, 1944
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EXPLORER in Aleutians. Note bow gun and covered anti-aircraft guns.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1944
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NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL refueling at night.
Pensacola, Florida 1991
2659 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE.
2660 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship MALCOLM BALDRIGE.
Off Miami, Florida 1991
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NOAA Ship MALCOLM BALDRIGE crossing stern of NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL.
Off Miami, Florida 1991
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER with launches alongside. In service 1904 -1939.
Alaska 1934?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER underway. The new EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
1940?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER dressed for Washington's Birthday. In service 1922 - 1941.
Oakland, California 1931?
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship NATOMA in shipyard dressed for the 4th of July. In service 1919-1935.
Norfolk, Virginia 1933
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER dressed for the 4th of July. In service 1940-1968.
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1946
2667 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship LESTER JONES underway on a still gray day. In service 1940-1967.
Alaska 1948
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Seattle ship base on Lake Union.
Washington, Lake Union, Seattle 1948?
2669 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL in Grenville Channel. In service 1929 - 1946.
Canada, Grenville Channel, British Columbia 1936
2670 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HYDROGRAPHER. In service 1901-1928.
Tampa Bay area, Florida 1927
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR as seen over the stern of a Navy cruiser . In service 1917 - 1956.
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands 1938
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR tied up at Dutch Harbor. In service 1917 - 1956.
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands 1935
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The WILDCAT in Adugak Straits.
Umnak Island area, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1935
2674 thumbnail picture
Anchored conducting current survey.
Southeast Alaska
2675 thumbnail picture
Medical visit to freighter on a cold day. Boat off of SURVEYOR - Captain A. M. Sobieralski in center with black hat.
Alaska 1935
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WILDCAT on the ways at Unalaska.
Unalaska, Alaska 1937
2677 thumbnail picture
Taking off from a cobblestone beach on Lanai. Party off of PIONEER.
Lanai, Hawaii 1930
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Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
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Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
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Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
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Some of the gear that washed ashore from the PIONEER boat. Aftermath of boat caught in the surf.
Southern California 1933
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Launch, crew, and volcano framed by walls of sea cave. Boat from the PIONEER.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1938
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HMS SATELLITE on left, USCS Steamer ACTIVE on right. Conducting surveys in support of the Northwest Boundary Commission. Ships at Esquimalt Harbor, near present day Victoria.
Canada, Esquimalt Harbor, Vancouver Island 1857
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USCS Steamer ACTIVE and USCS Schooner EWING. At Cuyler's Harbor in Channel Islands.
California, Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island 1856
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Whaleboat 169 coming alongside in rough weather. Coming alongside HODGSON.
Alaska 1954
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Hang on!!! Signal-building crew getting some rough treatment. Coming alongside HODGSON.
Alaska 1954
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PATHFINDER launch getting ready for pickup.
Alaska 1951?
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PATHFINDER Launch No. 1 returning with work party.
St. Paul Island, Bering Sea, Alaska 1953
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EXPLORER 30-foot launch alongside. Diesel engine - 8.5-foot width - 3-foot draft. Davits are Landly Sheath Screw with steam hoist and electric screw.
Alaska 1949
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The Launch ECHO used for current and tide surveys.
Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island 1930
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Launch HELIANTHUS outfitted as Radio-Acoustic-Ranging station vessel. Working with the SURVEYOR. Launch usually provided transportation for independent topo or hydro party.
Prince William Sound area, Alaska 1929
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Launches MARINDIN and OGDEN. Wiredrag boats.
Long Island Sound 1931
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EXPLORER Launch No. 67.
Southeast Alaska 1931
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Off-loading Shoran equipment at St. George Village. Party off of PATHFINDER.
St. George Island, Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea 1952
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Landing supplies for Shoran Station STEM. Party off the EXPLORER.
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1949
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Landing supplies on a rocky shore. Party off the EXPLORER.
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska May 14, 1949
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The second barge built by the combined operations party of W. H. Bainbridge.
Ft. Lauderdale area, Florida 1935
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Hot stuff - Yates with twin outboards!! Combined operations party of Hubert A. Paton.
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Liberty boat headed for town. Off the LYDONIA.
British West Indies, Antigua 1941

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