Scene on the Sound: RV Thomas G. Thompson

Friday, December 8, 2017

RV Thomas G. Thompson

Text and photos by Jan Hansen

The last couple of mornimgs the Thomas G.Thompson has cruised in and out of the Shoreline Sea with the sun highlighting her beautiful lines.

She is a research vessel owned by the US Navy and operated under a Charter Party Agreement by the University of Washington as a part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System Fleet.

The normal cruising speed is 11 knots. This vessel offers a ship's complement 21 officers and crew, to Marine technicians and berthing up to 36 scientists.

RV Thomas G. Thompson

And again, in the evening. We must have something worth researching!


fogeater December 14, 2017 at 1:33 PM  

The Thompson has been "hanging out" the last several days in one Puget Sound location - Mid -sound about half way between Kingston and Point no Point (south of Whidbey Island). Is there a website that lets you know what they are "researching"?

Unknown December 27, 2017 at 6:19 PM  

We were not researching anything at that time. We were doing sea trials and builders trials for the mid-life refit the thommy received

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