Last Sunday, my former shipmate Jamie Hutton XO '79 (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. Hopefully Jamie will also add a few comments to this post about his experiences in overseeing the construction of this ship.
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 quietest 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.
Jamie's another Tabor Boy product that done good! ;-)