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

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Deploying TOWCAM. A system used by academic and NOAA Ships on numerous deep sea projects. Here it is being deployed from the NOAA Ship PISCES during Deepwater Horizon disaster studies.
2010 September 25
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER at Dutch Harbor.
1939
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Japanese training vessel HAKUYO MARU visiting Dutch Harbor. Three years later Japanese forces invaded the Aleutian Islands and occupied Attu and Kiska.
1939
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR at Dutch Harbor
1939
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A survey launch in its davits on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR.
1939
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C&GS Launch WILDCAT taking on fresh water from a mountain stream in the Dutch Harbor area.
1939
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR heading across the Gulf of Alaska.
1939
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The SURVEYOR in dry dock at the Lake Washington shipyard at Kirkland.
1940 circa
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SURVEYOR's ship's cat - obviously didn't want its picture taken.
1940 circa
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Headed out of the Ballard Locks (Hiram M. Chittenden Locks is the official name) for the working grounds.
1940 circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR in Lituya Bay.
1940
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SURVEYOR possibly at Sitka.
1940
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Commissioning ceremony of then ESSA Ship FERREL
Louisiana, Jennings, Zigler Shipyards 1968 June 4
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Positioning small boat by compass bearings in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
American Samoa
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NOAA Ship OSCAR ELTON SETTE
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
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NOAA Ship OSCAR ELTON SETTE
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
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The R/V AHI and the R/V KILO MOANA perform operations in Cook's Bay at Mo'orea, an island about 17 km northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia.
French Polynesia, Mo'orea 2014 July 27
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On the pier at the Richard B. Gump Research Station, Rhonda Suka, Kevin O'Brien, and John Rooney swap onboard diesel generator units of the R?V AHI.
French Polynesia, Mo'orea 2014 July 28
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National Marine Sanctuaries vessel R/V KOHOLA was specifically built and customized for large whale response, disentanglement, and research. It is also the primary diving vessel used by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary staff.
Hawaii, Maui 2014 September 2
2719 thumbnail picture
Small boat operations off the NOAA Ship HI'IALAKAI. This ship, since decommissioned, had a dedicated mission of servicing equatorial TAO buoys.
Equatorial Pacific Ocean 2015 January 29
2720 thumbnail picture
RHIB off NOAA Ship OSCAR ELTON SETTE.
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
2721 thumbnail picture
Oscar, the man overboard dummy, waiting for some action.
Gulf of Mexico 2015 May 26
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE in the Florida Keys on a test of air photobathymetry. This is probably the oldest aerial photo of a C&GS ship.
1920
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HYDROGRAPHER in the Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal.
1913
2724 thumbnail picture
Survey Ship MARINDUQUE in the Philippine Islands.
1923 circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR in Lake Union, Seattle.
1940 circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR in Lake Union, Seattle.
1940 circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships SURVEYOR, GUIDE, DISCOVERER, and PIONEER tied up at the Abel Lumber company warehouse piers. It is believed this is on the east side of Lake Union looking towards Queen Ann Hill.
Washington, Seattle 1939 circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR tied up at Yakutat.
Alaska, Yakutat 1940 circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships SURVEYOR, PIONEER, and DISCOVERER, and GUIDE at Dutch Harbor.
Alaska, Dutch Harbor 1938 circa
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships SURVEYOR, PIONEER, DISCOVERER, and GUIDE at Dutch Harbor.
1938 circa
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Whaleboat under oars off SURVEYOR bringing supplies to shore camp.
Alaska, Cape FAIRWEATHER 1940
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Launching the boats at the beginning of the work day off the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR. Note leadline on sounding barrel.
1940 circa
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Launching the boats at the beginning of the work day off the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR. Note leadline on sounding barrel.
1940 circa
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The steam launch WILDCAT.
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Steam launch WILDCAT taking on freshwater.
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Steam launch WILDCAT taking on freshwater.
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Commanding officer Captain Ray Schoppe on the bridge of the SURVEYOR as it serves as a courtesy vessel for dignitaries at the launching of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
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Commanding officer Captain Ray Schoppe on the bridge wing of the SURVEYOR while it docks at the launching of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER.
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Captain Ray Schoppe on the bridge wing of the SURVEYOR during docking operations.
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Steam whistle of C&GS Ship SURVEYOR during launching ceremony of Coast and Geodetic Survey ship EXPLORER.
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Launching ceremony of Coast and Geodetic Survey ship EXPLORER.
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Launching ceremony of Coast and Geodetic Survey ship EXPLORER.
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Launching ceremony of Coast and Geodetic Survey ship EXPLORER.
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Launching ceremony of Coast and Geodetic Survey ship EXPLORER.
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Attendants to the sponsor of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. L-R: Helen Hardy, Avida Peters, and Kathleen Sobieralski daughters of Captain Hardy, in charge of the Seattle District Office; Cattain Peters, designated commanding officer of the EXPLORER; Captain Sobieralski, inspector of construction for the EXPLORER.
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Official party at launching ceremony of C&GS Ship EXPLORER. L-R: unknown, Captain Ray Schoppe, Avida Peters, Admiral Leo Otis Colbert, Helen Hardy, possibly Chief Engineer W. E. Greer, Kathleen Sobieralski, Captain Francis Hardy , Mrs. Colbert, Commander A. M. Sobieralski, Mrs. Sobieralski, Captain John H. Peters, possibly Mrs. Peters.
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Mrs. Leo Otis Colbert, sponsor of the ship, preparing to christen the C&GS Ship EXPLORER. Attendants Helen Hardy and Kathleen Sobieralski in attendance.
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Mrs. Leo Otis Colbert, wife of Admiral Colbert, christening the C&GS Ship EXPLORER at its launching ceremony.
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L-R- A.M. Sobieralski, inspector of construction for the C&GS Ship EXPLORER; possibly W. E. Greer, designated chief engineer of EXPLORER (note propellers on sleeve, and possibly three representatives of the Lake Washington Shipyard.

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