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R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27)


Neil Armstrong Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Dakota Creek Industries Inc., Anacortes, WA.
  • Christened, 29 March 2014
  • RV Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27) will be manned by a civilian crew and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution under a contract with the U.S. government
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 238'
    Beam 50'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion unknown

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    Neil Armstrong 331k
    Namesake
    Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface.
    US Navy photo # 120826-O-ZZ999-001 WASHINGTON (Aug. 26, 2012), courtesy NASA.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Neil Armstrong 373k An artist's rendering of the Armstrong-class auxiliary general oceanographic research vessel (AGOR), R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27). AGOR ships are modern oceanographic research platforms capable of satisfying a wide range of research activities in oceanographic research. The ships will join the US Academic research fleet, supporting critical naval research throughout the world's oceans.
    US Navy photo #120924-N-ZZ999-101 WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2012)
    Lee Wahler
    Neil Armstrong 253k Keel authentication and dedication of R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27) at Dakota Creek Industries Inc., Anacortes, WA., 17 August 2012.
    US Navy photo 120817-N-DX364-235 by MC1 Joan E. Jennings.
    Lee Wahler
    Neil Armstrong 198k Carol Armstrong, ship's sponsor for the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27), breaks a bottle of Champagne across bow during a christening ceremony at Dakota Creek Industries, Inc. shipyard in Anacortes, WA. Joining Armstrong on the platform are Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, left, chief of naval research, Mr. Dick Nelson, president, Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., and Kali Armstrong, granddaughter of the late astronaut. The Navy, through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has been a leader in building and providing large ships for the nation's academic research fleet since World War II.US Navy photo # 140329-N-PO203-336 ANACORTES, Wash. (Mar. 29, 2014) by John F. Williams. Robert M. Cieri

    There is no DANFS history available for R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27) at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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