About the R/V Thomas G. Thompson

The R/V Thomas G. Thompson is a 274-foot, state-of-the-art research vessel that operates from the University of Washington and is part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.

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The 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 as part of the UNOLS fleet (University National Oceanographic Laboratories System). The R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23) was constructed by Halter Marine and was delivered to ONR on 8 July 1991.  TheThompson 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 offers a ships complement for 21 officers and crew, 2 marine technicians and berthing for up to 36 scientists