Last Sunday my high school shipmate Jamie Hutton (who grew up to be a NOAA engineer) gave my son Luke and I a tour of NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow while she was dockside at the Naval Station Newport. Here’s a slideshow of a few photos that I took which you can also view in more detail with Jamie’s comments on Flickr.com.
Named after the Harvard educated zoologist and first director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow is used for fisheries research and is billed as the quiest non-military ship in the world. Perfect for sneaking up on marine life.
She’s an impressive and beautiful vessel on an important mission. Here’s a cool video of her launch.