RV Thomas G. Thompson (T-AGOR-23)
Thomas G. Thompson at its home port
|Name:||Thomas G. Thompson|
|Namesake:||Thomas Thompson, Oceanographer|
|Builder:||Halter Marine Inc., Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Laid down:||29 March 1989|
|Launched:||27 July 1990|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 8 July 1991|
|In service:||circa 1991 as R/V Thomas G. Thompson (T-AGOR-23)|
|Reclassified:||Leased to University of Washington, School of Oceanography, July 1991|
|Tons burthen:||3,200 tons|
|Propulsion:||diesel-electric, two 3,000hp z-drives|
|Speed:||12.5 knots (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph)|
|Complement:||25 civilian mariners, 34 scientific party|
R/V Thomas G. Thompson (T-AGOR-23) is a research vessel owned by the United States Navy and operated under a Charter Party Agreement by the University of Washington as part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet. Constructed by Halter Marine, it was delivered to the Office of Naval Research 8 July 1991. The R/V Thomas G. Thompson is 274 feet in length and has a cruising speed of 11 knots, with a total of 21 officers and crew, 2 marine technicians, and up to 36 scientists. It is operated by the University of Washington along with the RV Clifford A. Barnes.
The Thomas G. Thompson and three other research ships were all built to the same basic design. The three sister ships are NOAAS Ronald H. Brown (NOAA), R/V Roger Revelle (Scripps), and R/V Atlantis (Woods Hole).
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-15. | Welcome to the R/V Thomas G Thompson Research Vessel
- Introduction Archived 2008-02-15 at the Wayback Machine., Operations Manual, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, created April 1997, last updated 10 April 2006. Accessed online 30 April 2008.
- "RV Thomas G Thompson". University of Washington.
- "Vessels". University of Washington.
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