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

3100 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER launch.
Philippines 1911
3101 thumbnail picture
RAINIER launch.
Off southeast coast of the island of Hawaii
3102 thumbnail picture
Offloading gear at Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea. Launch from PEIRCE.
Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea 1982
3103 thumbnail picture
PATHFINDER with launches on boat booms.
Philippines 1911
3104 thumbnail picture
Stern cable snapped dropping Plastic Pig from MT. MITCHELL davits. Note frayed cable in middle right of photo. # 1 of photo sequence
Norfolk, Virginia 1975?
3105 thumbnail picture
The end of a long day. PEIRCE launch after pickup.
Delaware Bay, New Jersey side November 1985
3106 thumbnail picture
A look back at the DISCOVERER. Old Woman's Bay, Kodiak Island, 1940.
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1940
3107 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
3108 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927. Atlantic service
1922
3109 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE. In service 1874-1905. Note cable leading from bow, ship anchored in 600 fathoms. Current surveys in the Windward Passage.
Caribbean Sea, Windward Passage
3110 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
Alaska, Keku Strait, Southeast 1965
3111 thumbnail picture
Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I.
3112 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. In service 1871-1900. Atlantic service
1889
3113 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901 -1927.
Gulf of Mexico 1910
3114 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE - in service 1874-1905. Note cable leading from bow, ship anchored in 600 fathoms. This vessel pioneered deepsea anchoring under John Elliott Pillsbury. Current surveys in the Windward Passage.
Caribbean Sea, Windward Passage 1888?
3115 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships BOWIE and HODGSON. In service 1946-1967. Pacific service
1965?
3116 thumbnail picture
Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I. In service 1882 - 1921. On station conducting oceanographic operations
Alaska
3117 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927.
Georgia coast 1924
3118 thumbnail picture
Coast Survey Steamer BIBB as sketched by Xanthus Smith. In service 1847-1873 (Caption on photo is incorrect). BIBB served as pilot vessel, survey vessel, despatch vessel, and combatant. Most of Civil War with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Port Royal Sound, South Carolina 1862?
3119 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE. In service 1874-1905. Frontispiece of "Deepsea Sounding and Dredging" by Charles D. Sigsbee, 1880. Library Call Number GC75.S53 1880.
Washington Navy Yard
3120 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DERICKSON. In service 1944-1954. Pacific service
3121 thumbnail picture
Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS I. In service 1882 - 1921.
3122 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BACHE. In service 1901-1927.
3123 thumbnail picture
Coast Survey Steamer BIBB. In service 1847-1873. Sketched by Xanthus Smith. Most of Civil War with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Port Royal Sound? 1862?
3124 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer BLAKE. In service 1874-1905. Conducted classic Gulf Stream studies under J. E. Pillsbury. Many innovations on this ship -- steel cable for deepsea dredging and Sigsbee Sounding Machine, Pillsbury current meter, and deepsea anchoring techniques. In: "Deep-Sea Sounding and Dredging", by Charles D. Sigsbee. Call Number GC75.S53 1880.
Washington Navy Yard 1880?
3125 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER. In service 1922-1941. Pacific service
1931?
3126 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER in the Gulf of Alaska. Plowing into a headsea. In service 1922-1941
Gulf of Alaska 1925
3127 thumbnail picture
Launch EQUATOR. Used for wiredrag work in Alaska in 1915.
Southeast Alaska 1915
3128 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939.
3129 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Southeast Alaska 1931
3130 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
3131 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER in the Gulf of Alaska 1925. Plowing into a headsea. In service 1922-1941
Gulf of Alaska 1925
3132 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
1927?
3133 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Rudyerd Bay, Southeast Alaska 1931
3134 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1946
3135 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Schooner EAGRE. In service 1878-1903.
3136 thumbnail picture
Coast Survey Schooner EXPERIMENT. In service 1835-1839. Sounding boat
3137 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
3138 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
1940
3139 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
3140 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Ship ENDEAVOR. In service 1867-1915.
3141 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Southeast Alaska 1921
3142 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER. In service 1904-1939. Pacific service
Southeast Alaska
3143 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
3144 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
3145 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FATHOMER. In service 1905-1941.
Philippines 1932?
3146 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer THOMAS R. GEDNEY. In service 1875-1915. Pacific service. Dressed ship for holiday.
Alaska
3147 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship THOMAS R. GEDNEY. In service 1875-1915. Pacific service
1910?
3148 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship GUIDE. In service 1923-1941. Pacific service
3149 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship BOWIE.
San Francisco Bay

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