RV Thomas G. Thompson (T-AGOR-23)

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Thomas G. Thompson at its home port
Career (USA)
Name: Thomas G. Thompson
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
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,155 tons
Tons burthen: 3,200 tons
Length: 274'
Beam: 53'
Draft: 19' (max)
Propulsion: diesel-electric, two 3,000hp z-drives
Speed: 12.5 knots
Complement: 25 civilian mariners, 34 scientific party
Armament: none

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.[1] Constructed by Halter Marine, it was delivered to the Office of Naval Research 8 July 1991.[2]

Ship design

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).


  1. http://www.ocean.washington.edu/vessels/TGT/tgt.html | Welcome to the R/V Thomas G Thompson Research Vessel
  2. Introduction, Operations Manual, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, created April 1997, last updated 10 April 2006. Accessed online 30 April 2008.

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