R/V Thomas G Thompson

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R/V Thomas G. Thompson is owned by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and operated under a Charter Party agreement by the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. The ship is operated as a part of the Academic Research Fleet, within the UNOLS framework (University National Oceanographic Laboratories System). R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23) was constructed by Halter Marine and was delivered to ONR on 8 July 1991 and recently completed its mid-life overhaul at the end of 2017. 

Thompson is 274 ft in length, 52.5 ft. beam, and at full load has a 19 foot draft. The normal cruising speed is 11 knots, and Thompson offers a ships complement of 21 officers and crew, 2 marine technicians, and berthing for up to 35 scientists.

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