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

3600 thumbnail picture
Launching survey boat with D-8 caterpillar at Nevat Camp. Arctic Field Party.
Alaska, Nevat Camp, Beaufort Sea July 1948
3601 thumbnail picture
Towing a boat astern of the LESTER JONES.
Alaska Southeast 1963
3602 thumbnail picture
Launch towing 4 current buoys to area not accessible by ship. Launch off of MARMER.
Virginia, York River area, Chesapeake Bay 1966
3603 thumbnail picture
Casting off from the PIONEER.
California Southern Ca. 1933
3604 thumbnail picture
Traveling by canoe to the day's work. Leveling work along the Colorado River.
Arizona, Colorado River Ca. 1923
3605 thumbnail picture
Leaving the ship in a skiff. Party off of EXPLORER.
Alaska Southeast 1928
3606 thumbnail picture
The Launch Audwin - transportation for the astro party of George D. Cowie.
Alaska Southeast 1923
3607 thumbnail picture
Lowering Launch Alpha at King's Cove. Operations on the PATTERSON.
Alaska, King's Cove, Alaska Peninsula 1915
3608 thumbnail picture
The "Bug" skimming across the water. Party off of EXPLORER.
Alaska Southeast 1927
3609 thumbnail picture
The steam launch COSMOS.
Alaska Southeast Ca. 1900
3610 thumbnail picture
The steam launch COSMOS during its last season.
Alaska Southeast 1927
3611 thumbnail picture
The launch Delta.
Alaska Southeast 1915
3612 thumbnail picture
The launch ECHO.
Massachusetts, Quick's Hole July 24, 1931
3613 thumbnail picture
The chartered launch ELSINORE. Used for wiredrag.
Alaska Southeast 1931
3614 thumbnail picture
Survey launches with quarterboat GIANT in tow. The GIANT was used as quarters for the survey party while working in swamp areas .
Louisiana coast 1935
3615 thumbnail picture
The launch HELIANTHUS.
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula area 1928
3616 thumbnail picture
The training launch MIKAWE.
Virginia, Norfolk 1927
3617 thumbnail picture
The training launch MIKAWE.
Washington, D.C., Engineer's Dock Ca. 1929
3618 thumbnail picture
The MIKAWE dressed for the 4th of July.
Virginia, Norfolk July 4, 1928
3619 thumbnail picture
The training launch MIKAWE.
Virginia, Tidewater area Ca. 1927
3620 thumbnail picture
The launch MITCHELL. Conducting current surveys.
Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay 1930
3621 thumbnail picture
The launch OGDEN. Conducting Boston Harbor current surveys.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1926
3622 thumbnail picture
The launch OGDEN. Conducting Boston Harbor current surveys.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1926
3623 thumbnail picture
The launch OGDEN. Conducting current surveys.
New Hampshire, Portsmouth Harbor 1931
3624 thumbnail picture
The launches RODGERS and MITCHELL covered for storage. Used for wire drag work.
Virginia, Norfolk 1933
3625 thumbnail picture
The launch SCANDINAVIA. Described as " a fine launch but with quarters for only 3 men".
Alaska Southeast 1927
3626 thumbnail picture
The launch WELKER.
3627 thumbnail picture
The launch WILDCAT.
Alaska, False Pass or Isanotski Strait, SW Alaska June 1925
3628 thumbnail picture
The launch WILDCAT.
Alaska, Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula 1929
3629 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
3630 thumbnail picture
Motor launch C&GS 36 being built aboard the PATHFINDER.
Philippine Islands 1910
3631 thumbnail picture
Motor launch C&GS 36 underway - built by crew of PATHFINDER.
Philippine Islands 1910
3632 thumbnail picture
Launch No. 41 -possibly off of TAKU.
Alaska, Storey Island 1910
3633 thumbnail picture
Launch No. 41 -possibly off of TAKU.
Alaska, Prince William Sound area 1909
3634 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
3635 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch No. 67 - used primarily to transport topographic party. Launch off of EXPLORER.
Alaska Southeast 1927
3636 thumbnail picture
C&GS Launch No. 69 - used by EXPLORER for hydrography and transportation.
Alaska Southeast 1931
3637 thumbnail picture
NOAA Launch 1255 doing current surveys in tandem with small aircraft.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor 1972
3638 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
3639 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER. Plowing into a headsea.
Gulf of Alaska 1925
3640 thumbnail picture
Leadline sounding operations from the WESTDAHL. Note the splash of the lead well forward of the bow.
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1936
3641 thumbnail picture
A plastic pig in the davits almost looks beautiful in a tropical sunset.
Puerto Rico, Roosevelt Roads 1975
3642 thumbnail picture
Navy type steam launch off of PIONEER.
Alaska, False Pass or Isanotski Strait, SW Alaska 1925
3643 thumbnail picture
Launch HELIANTHUS at Zachar Bay. Working with SURVEYOR.
Alaska, Zachar Bay, Uyak Bay, Kodiak 1929
3644 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
3645 thumbnail picture
USS PATHFINDER shortly after launching. Before beginning its Pacific odyssey.
Washington state 1942
3646 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
3647 thumbnail picture
Souvenir chart of the PATHFINDER service in World War II. Includes history of 1st and 2nd voyages.
Pacific Ocean 1942-1945
3648 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
3649 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

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