Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER.
In service 1946-1956.
This ship towed the first marine magnetometer.
It discovered magnetic striping, the key to plate tectonics
Image ID: theb0235, NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
Location: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Photo Date: 1952?
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; NOAA Office of NOAA Corps Operations
Category: Survey Ships/1930-1959 Ships/
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