Monday, October 30, 2006

Oceanographic Research Vessel White Holly

The oceanographic research vessel White Holly was moored Sunday at the US Army Corp of Engineers Pier in Sausalito.

The first thing I noticed about the ship was its 3 rudders, so I decided to take a closer look. Then I noticed the Mini-Sub on the forward deck, and the shark cage.

White Holly was built in Napa, California in 1943 as a 'lighter' for the US Navy to carry ammunition and cargo from shore to deep-draft vessels anchored off-shore.
From 1947 to 1998 it was used by the Coast guard as a buoy tender.
In 2005 the ship was granted Oceanographic Research Vessel status by the Coast Guard, and completed an expedition to the Line Islands 1,200 miles south of Hawaii.

Thanks USCG

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