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R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Golf - Tango
Thomas G. Thompson Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 29 March 1989, at Halter Marine Inc., Gulfport, MS.
  • Launched, 27 July 1990
  • Delivered to the Navy, 8 July 1991
  • Leased to University of Washington, School of Oceanography, July 1991
  • Placed in service as R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23)
    Displacement 2,155 t.(lt) 3,200 t.(fl)
    Length 274'
    Beam 53'
    Draft 19' (max)
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    25 civilian mariners
    34 scientific party
    Diesel-electric, two 3,000hp z-drives

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    Thomas G Thompson 56k R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23) underway, date and location unknown. University of Washington web site
    Thomas G Thompson 2508k R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23) moored at Portage Bay, Seattle, WA., 4 April 2005. Portage Bay is a bay of Lake Union, spanned north-to-south by the Interstate-5 Bridge (visible in this picture).
    Photo by Eben Calhoun.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
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