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

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Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
2801 thumbnail picture
Some of the gear that washed ashore from the PIONEER boat. Aftermath of boat caught in the surf.
Southern California 1933
2802 thumbnail picture
Launch, crew, and volcano framed by walls of sea cave. Boat from the PIONEER.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1938
2803 thumbnail picture
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
2805 thumbnail picture
Whaleboat 169 coming alongside in rough weather. Coming alongside HODGSON.
Alaska 1954
2806 thumbnail picture
Hang on!!! Signal-building crew getting some rough treatment. Coming alongside HODGSON.
Alaska 1954
2807 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER launch getting ready for pickup.
Alaska 1951?
2808 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER Launch No. 1 returning with work party.
St. Paul Island, Bering Sea, Alaska 1953
2809 thumbnail picture
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
2810 thumbnail picture
The Launch ECHO used for current and tide surveys.
Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island 1930
2811 thumbnail picture
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
2812 thumbnail picture
Launches MARINDIN and OGDEN. Wiredrag boats.
Long Island Sound 1931
2813 thumbnail picture
EXPLORER Launch No. 67.
Southeast Alaska 1931
2814 thumbnail picture
Off-loading Shoran equipment at St. George Village. Party off of PATHFINDER.
St. George Island, Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea 1952
2815 thumbnail picture
Landing supplies for Shoran Station STEM. Party off the EXPLORER.
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1949
2816 thumbnail picture
Landing supplies on a rocky shore. Party off the EXPLORER.
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska May 14, 1949
2817 thumbnail picture
The second barge built by the combined operations party of W. H. Bainbridge.
Ft. Lauderdale area, Florida 1935
2818 thumbnail picture
Hot stuff - Yates with twin outboards!! Combined operations party of Hubert A. Paton.
2819 thumbnail picture
Liberty boat headed for town. Off the LYDONIA.
British West Indies, Antigua 1941
2820 thumbnail picture
An ugly day in the Gulf of Alaska. Bow of the SURVEYOR plunging through a swell.
Gulf of Alaska 1935
2821 thumbnail picture
Man-overboard dummy taking in the weather in the Gulf of Mexico. The view from the stern of the MT. MITCHELL.
Gulf of Mexico 1991
2822 thumbnail picture
The bow of the SURVEYOR on a nasty North Pacific day.
North Pacific Ocean 1966
2823 thumbnail picture
Riding light in the trough. The bow of the MT. MITCHELL - oh, I think I'm getting sick!!
Gulf of Mexico 1991
2824 thumbnail picture
Looking aft on the CHAPMAN.
Gulf of Mexico 1985?
2825 thumbnail picture
OCEANOGRAPHER south of Australia during around the World cruise. It was rumored that the "OCEO" rolled a little.
Australia, Great Australian Bight area 1967
2826 thumbnail picture
They say the Gulf of Mexico is like a lake most of the time. Whoever "they" are, are wrong.
Central Gulf of Mexico 1991
2827 thumbnail picture
Rounding Cape Hatteras. Sometimes the seas kick up a little bit in this area.
Offshore Cape Hatteras, North Carolina 1974
2828 thumbnail picture
Sea smoke in the Gulf of Mexico - a cold winter's day. It's not always warm in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico 1985?
2829 thumbnail picture
Coaling the MARINDUQUE.
Philippines 1925
2830 thumbnail picture
Coaling the MARINDUQUE at Sandakan.
Sandakan, Borneo 1925
2831 thumbnail picture
Coaling ship.
Philippines 1933?
2832 thumbnail picture
The PATHFINDER in drydock at Kowloon.
China, Kowloon 1906?
2833 thumbnail picture
C&GS boat crews racing on the 4th of July.
Manila, Philippines 1913?
2834 thumbnail picture
C&GS holiday parade float.
Manila, Philippines 1913?
2835 thumbnail picture
Funeral procession for Chief Boatswain Thomas Reyes. Officers and crew of the PATHFINDER paying final respects. Ship's crew made the coffin and decorated the truck.
Philippine Islands, Zamboanga January 6, 1927
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Funeral of Chief Boatswain Thomas Reyes. Each crewman put a small pinch of dirt in coffin before burying Boatswain Reyes. Ship's crew made the coffin and decorated the truck.
Philippine Islands, Zamboanga January 6, 1927
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Officers were able to sail with their wives. Leo Otis Colbert and his wife Florentine Odou Colbert. Off Cebu on the FATHOMER.
Philippine Islands, Cebu 1912
2838 thumbnail picture
The ship's mascots on the RESEARCH.
Philippines 1906
2839 thumbnail picture
Some of the crew with family and friends on a Sunday afternoon. On the foredeck of the PATHFINDER.
Philippines 1925
2840 thumbnail picture
The C&GS Ship FATHOMER on a good day. Photo #1 of sequence.
Philippines 1927
2841 thumbnail picture
Aerial view of the C&GS Ship FATHOMER on a bad day. After the typhoon of August 15, 1936. Photo #2 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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Aerial view of the FATHOMER aground after typhoon of August 15, 1936. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #3 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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Aerial view of the FATHOMER aground after typhoon of August 15, 1936. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #4 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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FATHOMER aground after typhoon of August 15, 1936. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #5 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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FATHOMER aground after typhoon of August 15, 1936. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #6 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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FATHOMER aground after typhoon of August 15, 1936. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #7 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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The weak anchor chain link that broke and caused FATHOMER to ground. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #8 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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FATHOMER being towed to Manila. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #9 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936
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Chart showing location of FATHOMER grounding. Barometer stood at 26.77 inches during passage of eye. Photo #10 of sequence.
Port San Vicente, Luzon, Philippines August 1936

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