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USNSBowditch (T-AGS 62) is a Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship. She is the third ship in the class. The USNS Bowditch is a part of a 29 ship Special Mission Ship program and operates in the South China Sea. She is named after Nathaniel Bowditch, generally regarded as the founding father of modern navigation and oceanography.
Bowditch was engaged in surveying at Tacloban shortly after typhoon Haiyan in advance of the Navy's Operation Damayan in an area known for its shifting hazards to navigation using its multi-beam contour mapping system.