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USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-21)

Bowditch Portraits
Photos of the Ship
1959-1980s

A collection of photos of the ship at sea and in port.

OcDet 1 / OcUnit 1
Group Photos
1965-81

Bowditch Navy detachments/units in formal and informal group photos. Some images include the NAVOCEANO personnel and tech reps.

Bowditch in 1965
Photos by Ship's Photographer
Submitted by David Crestin

David Crestin was executive officer of Oceanographic Detachment One aboard USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-21) in 1965.

Life Aboard Bowditch
in 1965-66
Photos by Dave Gross

Dave Gross served aboard USNS Bowditch in 1965-1966 as a Navy PH2. He was the photographer for Oceanographic Detachment One.

Aboard Bowditch at Sea
1967-68
Photos by Earl Adams

Founder of the TAGS web site, Electronics Technician (ET) Earl Adams served aboard Bowditch in 1966-69 and Michelson 1970-71.

Bowditch at Sea
in the North Atlantic
March and May 1968
Photos by John Prough

John Prough served aboard Bowditch during 1967-68 as a NAVDAC computer technical representative employed by Sperry.

Acoustic Transponder
Launch Operations
in 1968-69
Photos by Ron Gazboda

Ron Gazboda served on USNS Bowditch in 1968-1969 as a Navy PH2. He was the OcUnit 1 photographer.

Down in the Bowditch
Engine Room
Photos from Ship's Newspaper
Submitted by Bob Lord

Bob Lord was a Bunker-Ramo CP-677 computer tech rep aboard USNS Bowditch 1972-73 and USNS Michelson 1973-74.

Aboard Ship and
Arrival at Southampton
1972-74
Photos by Richard Newman

Richard Newman served aboard USNS Bowditch from mid-1972 to late-1974 as a Navy Electronics Technician (ET).

In Port at Southampton
in 1973
Photos by Art Dayson

Art Dayson served aboard USNS Bowditch in 1973 as a Navy ETR2.

Collision at Sea
November 1973
Photos by Richard Newman

Richard Newman served aboard USNS Bowditch from mid-1972 to late-1974 as a Navy Electronics Technician (ET).

Aboard Ship
at Sea in 1973
in 1973
Photos by Art Dayson

Art Dayson served aboard USNS Bowditch in 1973 as a Navy ETR2.

Navigation Information
Center (NIC) and
Survey Control in 1974-75
Photos by Roger Gilfert

Roger Gilfert served as Executive Officer of Oceanographic Unit One from May 1974 to June 1975 as a Navy LTJG.

Bill Truslow's
Bowditch Snapshots
Aboard and Ashore
1982-84

Bill Truslow worked for NAVOCEANO from 1980 to 1989. He served aboard USNS Bowditch, USNS Dutton and USNS H. H. Hess as gravity rep.


USNS Dutton (T-AGS-22)

Dutton Portraits
Photos of the Ship
SS Tuskegee Victory 1940s
to USNS Dutton 2005

A collection of photos of survey ship USNS Dutton, including one of the ship as SS Tuskegee Victory.

OcDet 2 / OcUnit 2
Group Photos
1962-83

Dutton Navy detachments/units in formal and informal group photos. Some images include the NAVOCEANO personnel and tech reps.

Jack Keenan's
Dutton Photos
1962-63

Jack Keenan was a Sperry NAVDAC computer tech rep aboard USNS Dutton in 1962-63 and on Michelson in 1966.

Dutton in 1964-66
Photos by
Wayne "Rick" Hollis

Rick Hollis served aboard USNS Dutton in 1964-66 as a Navy ST2 (Sonar Technician).

Ron Walker's
Dutton Photos
1969-70

Ron Walker was a member of OcUnit 2 aboard USNS Dutton from 1969-71. An ETN2, his specialty was the BRN-3.

Carl Friberg's
Dutton Photos
Early 1970s

Carl Friberg had a 40+ year career at sea, a Navy Radioman, MSTS/MSC deck officer and captain. He sailed on Bowditch, Dutton and Michelson.

Aboard Dutton
1972-74
Photos by Paul Rokoff

Paul Rokoff served aboard USNS Dutton from 1972-74 as a Navy ETN3 and ETN2.

Dutton at Sea
and Arrival at New York
Photos taken from Bowditch
February 1975 by Roger Gilfert

Roger Gilfert served as Executive Officer of Oceanographic Unit One from May 1974 to June 1975 as a Navy LTJG.

Shellback Initiation
Crossing the Equator
June 2, 1976
Submitted by Harvey Edwards

Harvey Edwards was a Navy ET aboard USNS Dutton during 1974-76 and USNS Bowditch 1978-79.

Bruce Gray's
Dutton Photos
1979-80

Bruce Gray served as a Navy PH2 aboard USNS Dutton during 1979-80. He was the OcUnit 2 photographer.

Bill Truslow's
Dutton Snapshots
Aboard and Ashore
1984-89

Bill Truslow worked for NAVOCEANO from 1980 to 1989. He served aboard USNS Bowditch, USNS Dutton and USNS H. H. Hess as gravity rep.

At the Shipbreaker's Yard
Brownsville, Texas
October 16, 2007
Submitted by Chet Headley

Chet Headley was a Sonar Technician (STG) aboard Michelson 1964-65 and Bowditch 1965-66. Later he worked as SASS sonar tech rep 1967-72.


USNS Michelson (T-AGS-23)

Michelson Portraits
A Collection of
Photos of the Ship

Photos of USNS Michelson in port, in dry dock and at sea, including one image of SS Joliet Victory.

OcDet 3 / OcUnit 3
Group Photos
1963-73

Michelson Navy detachments/units in formal and informal group photos. Tech reps (field engineers) are shown in one group photo.

Aboard Ship in 1964-65
Photos by
Jeff Lawrence

Jeff Lawrence was a Sperry field engineer aboard Michelson in 1964-65, assigned to maintain the SINS equipment.

Panama Canal Transit
September 1964
Photos by Jeff Lawrence

Jeff Lawrence was a Sperry field engineer aboard Michelson in 1964-65, assigned to maintain the SINS equipment.

Michelson
Photo Collection
1962-64
Submitted by John Hansen

Official Navy photos, snapshots and images from OcDet 3 newsletters collected by John Hansen, ET aboard Michelson during 1962-64.

Panama Canal Transit
September 1964
Photos by Chet Headley

Chet Headley was a Sonar Technician (STG) aboard Michelson 1964-65 and Bowditch 1965-66. Later he worked as SASS sonar tech rep 1967-72.

S. S. Grand Rescue
January 13, 1965
Crew Photos and Images from
Sealift Magazine

Ben Gorman ET1, Ray Tullos ET3, Smokey Stover PH1 and 2nd mate Paul Murray rescued six sailors from sinking Taiwan freighter SS Grand.

Ray Shunk's
Michelson Photos
1966-67
1970-73

Navy ET Ray Shunk sailed aboard Michelson in 1966-67 and Bowditch 1967-68. During 1970-73 he was a civilian tech rep for the SASS sonar.

Michelson in 1967
Photos Submitted by
William "Ace" Hunter

Ace was a Navy STG, and served aboard USNS Michelson in 1967 and USNS Bowditch in 1968.

Michelson Crew
Aboard and Ashore
in 1967
Photoss by George Meier

George Meier served aboard Michelson in 1967 as a Navy ET.

NIC and Sonar
Equipment Overhaul
Sasebo July 1970
Photos by Earl Adams

Founder of the TAGS web site, Electronics Technician (ET) Earl Adams served aboard Bowditch in 1966-69 and Michelson 1970-71.

Earl Adams'
Michelson Photos
1970-71

Founder of the TAGS web site, Electronics Technician (ET) Earl Adams served aboard Bowditch in 1966-69 and Michelson 1970-71.

Aboard and Ashore
1970-72
Photos by Phil Brooks

Phil Brooks served on Michelson from 1970-72 as a Navy ETN2 and aboard Dutton 1972-74 as an ET1. He developed the TAGS website Guest Log.

Steve Campbell's
Photos at Sea
1972-73

Steve Campbell was a Navy ETR2 with OcUnit 3 aboard Michelson 1972-73.

Michelson Photos 1973-74
Scenes On Deck and in
Technical Spaces
Submitted by Bob Lord

Bob Lord was a Bunker-Ramo CP-677 computer tech rep aboard USNS Bowditch 1972-73 and USNS Michelson 1973-74.


USNS H. H. Hess (T-AGS-38)

H. H. Hess Portraits
Photos of the Ship
at Sea and in Port

Collected photos of the ship as SS Canada Mail and as USNS H. H. Hess at sea and in port.

OcUnit 3
Group Photos
1980-86

Three OcUnit 3 Navy crew group photos.

Bill Truslow's
H. H. Hess Snapshots
Aboard and Ashore
1981-82

Bill Truslow worked for NAVOCEANO from 1980 to 1989. He served aboard USNS Bowditch, USNS Dutton and USNS H. H. Hess as gravity rep.

H. H. Hess Photos
1980-82
Submitted by Bennett Scharf

Bennett Scharf served aboard USNS H. H. Hess as a Navy ET during 1980-82.


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