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

2750 thumbnail picture
The launch WILDCAT.
Alaska, False Pass or Isanotski Strait, SW Alaska June 1925
2751 thumbnail picture
The launch WILDCAT.
Alaska, Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula 1929
2752 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
2753 thumbnail picture
Motor launch C&GS 36 being built aboard the PATHFINDER.
Philippine Islands 1910
2754 thumbnail picture
Motor launch C&GS 36 underway - built by crew of PATHFINDER.
Philippine Islands 1910
2755 thumbnail picture
Launch No. 41 -possibly off of TAKU.
Alaska, Storey Island 1910
2756 thumbnail picture
Launch No. 41 -possibly off of TAKU.
Alaska, Prince William Sound area 1909
2757 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
2758 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch No. 67 - used primarily to transport topographic party. Launch off of EXPLORER.
Alaska Southeast 1927
2759 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch No. 69 - used by EXPLORER for hydrography and transportation.
Alaska Southeast 1931
2760 thumbnail picture
NOAA Launch 1255 doing current surveys in tandem with small aircraft.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1972
2761 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
2762 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER. Plowing into a headsea.
Gulf of Alaska 1925
2763 thumbnail picture
Leadline sounding operations from the WESTDAHL. Note the splash of the lead well forward of the bow.
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1936
2764 thumbnail picture
A plastic pig in the davits almost looks beautiful in a tropical sunset.
Puerto Rico, Roosevelt Roads 1975
2765 thumbnail picture
Navy type steam launch off of PIONEER.
Alaska, False Pass or Isanotski Strait, SW Alaska 1925
2766 thumbnail picture
Launch HELIANTHUS at Zachar Bay. Working with SURVEYOR.
Alaska, Zachar Bay, Uyak Bay, Kodiak 1929
2767 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
2768 thumbnail picture
USS PATHFINDER shortly after launching. Before beginning its Pacific odyssey.
Washington state 1942
2769 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
2770 thumbnail picture
Souvenir chart of the PATHFINDER service in World War II. Includes history of 1st and 2nd voyages.
Pacific Ocean 1942-1945
2771 thumbnail picture
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
2772 thumbnail picture
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
2773 thumbnail picture
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.
2774 thumbnail picture
SURVEYOR in Aleutians in 1944. Note 3" deck gun on bow. SURVEYOR stayed under C&GS during war.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands Spring, 1944
2775 thumbnail picture
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?
2776 thumbnail picture
SURVEYOR in North Pacific. Note 3" bow gun. SURVEYOR stayed under C&GS during war.
October 2, 1944
2777 thumbnail picture
EXPLORER in Aleutians. Note bow gun and covered anti-aircraft guns.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1944
2778 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL refueling at night.
Pensacola, Florida 1991
2779 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE.
2780 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship MALCOLM BALDRIGE.
Off Miami, Florida 1991
2781 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship MALCOLM BALDRIGE crossing stern of NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL.
Off Miami, Florida 1991
2782 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER with launches alongside. In service 1904 -1939.
Alaska 1934?
2783 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER underway. The new EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
1940?
2784 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER dressed for Washington's Birthday. In service 1922 - 1941.
Oakland, California 1931?
2785 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship NATOMA in shipyard dressed for the 4th of July. In service 1919-1935.
Norfolk, Virginia 1933
2786 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER dressed for the 4th of July. In service 1940-1968.
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1946
2787 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship LESTER JONES underway on a still gray day. In service 1940-1967.
Alaska 1948
2788 thumbnail picture
Seattle ship base on Lake Union.
Washington, Lake Union, Seattle 1948?
2789 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL in Grenville Channel. In service 1929 - 1946.
Canada, Grenville Channel, British Columbia 1936
2790 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HYDROGRAPHER. In service 1901-1928.
Tampa Bay area, Florida 1927
2791 thumbnail picture
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
2792 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR tied up at Dutch Harbor. In service 1917 - 1956.
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands 1935
2793 thumbnail picture
The WILDCAT in Adugak Straits.
Umnak Island area, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1935
2794 thumbnail picture
Anchored conducting current survey.
Southeast Alaska
2795 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
2796 thumbnail picture
WILDCAT on the ways at Unalaska.
Unalaska, Alaska 1937
2797 thumbnail picture
Taking off from a cobblestone beach on Lanai. Party off of PIONEER.
Lanai, Hawaii 1930
2798 thumbnail picture
Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
2799 thumbnail picture
Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933

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