On July 8th, 1991, the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington took delivery of the R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23). Construction of the R/V Thomas G. Thompson was funded by the Navy for support of basic oceanographic research by the UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System) community. The ship will be operated by the University of Washington on behalf of the Northwest Consortium for Ocean Research (NORCOR, comprised of the University of Washington, University of Alaska, and Oregon State University) under a charter party agreement with the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The R/V Thomas G. Thompson is a general-purpose oceanographic research ship that has unique capabilities for positioning, support of a large scientific party, and endurance.
R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23): The Newest Addition to the UNOLS Fleet. 1992. Oceanography 5(2):127.
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