NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222)

NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222)

NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222) is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hydrographic survey vessel in service since 2003.

Read more about NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222):  Construction, U.S. Navy Career, and Acquisition, Characteristics and Capabilities, Operational History

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NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222) - Operational History
... As the Littlehales, the ship conducted hydrographic surveys in foreign waters that were not charted adequately for support of wartime missions ... In April 2003, after her transfer from the Navy to NOAA but before being commissioned into the NOAA fleet, the ship conducted surveys of the approaches to the Chesapeake Bay ...

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