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

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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.
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SURVEYOR in Aleutians in 1944. Note 3" deck gun on bow. SURVEYOR stayed under C&GS during war.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands Spring, 1944
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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?
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SURVEYOR in North Pacific. Note 3" bow gun. SURVEYOR stayed under C&GS during war.
October 2, 1944
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EXPLORER in Aleutians. Note bow gun and covered anti-aircraft guns.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1944
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NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL refueling at night.
Pensacola, Florida 1991
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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE.
3657 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship MALCOLM BALDRIGE.
Off Miami, Florida 1991
3658 thumbnail picture
NOAA Ship MALCOLM BALDRIGE crossing stern of NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL.
Off Miami, Florida 1991
3659 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer EXPLORER with launches alongside. In service 1904 -1939.
Alaska 1934?
3660 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER underway. The new EXPLORER. In service 1940-1968.
1940?
3661 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER dressed for Washington's Birthday. In service 1922 - 1941.
Oakland, California 1931?
3662 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship NATOMA in shipyard dressed for the 4th of July. In service 1919-1935.
Norfolk, Virginia 1933
3663 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER dressed for the 4th of July. In service 1940-1968.
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1946
3664 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship LESTER JONES underway on a still gray day. In service 1940-1967.
Alaska 1948
3665 thumbnail picture
Seattle ship base on Lake Union.
Washington, Lake Union, Seattle 1948?
3666 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WESTDAHL in Grenville Channel. In service 1929 - 1946.
Canada, Grenville Channel, British Columbia 1936
3667 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HYDROGRAPHER. In service 1901-1928.
Tampa Bay area, Florida 1927
3668 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
3669 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR tied up at Dutch Harbor. In service 1917 - 1956.
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands 1935
3670 thumbnail picture
The WILDCAT in Adugak Straits.
Umnak Island area, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1935
3671 thumbnail picture
Anchored conducting current survey.
Southeast Alaska
3672 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
3673 thumbnail picture
WILDCAT on the ways at Unalaska.
Unalaska, Alaska 1937
3674 thumbnail picture
Taking off from a cobblestone beach on Lanai. Party off of PIONEER.
Lanai, Hawaii 1930
3675 thumbnail picture
Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
3676 thumbnail picture
Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
3677 thumbnail picture
Boat in shore break in channel islands after getting caught in the surf. Boat off the PIONEER.
Southern California 1933
3678 thumbnail picture
Some of the gear that washed ashore from the PIONEER boat. Aftermath of boat caught in the surf.
Southern California 1933
3679 thumbnail picture
Launch, crew, and volcano framed by walls of sea cave. Boat from the PIONEER.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands 1938
3680 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
3682 thumbnail picture
Whaleboat 169 coming alongside in rough weather. Coming alongside HODGSON.
Alaska 1954
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Hang on!!! Signal-building crew getting some rough treatment. Coming alongside HODGSON.
Alaska 1954
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PATHFINDER launch getting ready for pickup.
Alaska 1951?
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PATHFINDER Launch No. 1 returning with work party.
St. Paul Island, Bering Sea, Alaska 1953
3686 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
3687 thumbnail picture
The Launch ECHO used for current and tide surveys.
Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island 1930
3688 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
3689 thumbnail picture
Launches MARINDIN and OGDEN. Wiredrag boats.
Long Island Sound 1931
3690 thumbnail picture
EXPLORER Launch No. 67.
Southeast Alaska 1931
3691 thumbnail picture
Off-loading Shoran equipment at St. George Village. Party off of PATHFINDER.
St. George Island, Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea 1952
3692 thumbnail picture
Landing supplies for Shoran Station STEM. Party off the EXPLORER.
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1949
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Landing supplies on a rocky shore. Party off the EXPLORER.
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska May 14, 1949
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The second barge built by the combined operations party of W. H. Bainbridge.
Ft. Lauderdale area, Florida 1935
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Hot stuff - Yates with twin outboards!! Combined operations party of Hubert A. Paton.
3696 thumbnail picture
Liberty boat headed for town. Off the LYDONIA.
British West Indies, Antigua 1941
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An ugly day in the Gulf of Alaska. Bow of the SURVEYOR plunging through a swell.
Gulf of Alaska 1935
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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
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The bow of the SURVEYOR on a nasty North Pacific day.
North Pacific Ocean 1966

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