USS Thomas G Thompson

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Thomas G. Thompson
(AGOR-9: dp. 1,380 (f.), 1. 208'9", b. 37'4" dr. 16'3";
s. 13.6 k., cpl. 51, cl. Robert D. Con;ad)

Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-9) was laid down on 12 September 1963 at Marinette, Wis., by the Marinette Marine Corp. launched on 18 July 1964; sponsored by Mrs. Isabel TLompson, the widow of Professor Thompson; and delivered to the Navy on 4 September 1965. Specially designed for oceanographic research work, Thomas G. Thompson was transferred to the University of Washington, for service with that institution's oceanographic department, in a ceremony at the Boston Naval Shipyard on 21 September 1965. Manned by a civilian crew but under the technical control of the Oceanographer of the Navy, Thomas G. Thompson conducted oceanographic ressearch, performing experiments supporting the national oceanographic programs of the United States into 1978.
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