Historical List of all UNOLS Vessels

Ship

Owner

Operator

Status

Acona

NSF

U. Alaska

Out of UNOLS Service in 1979.

Alaminos

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Out of UNOLS Service in 1973. 

Alexander Agassiz

Scripps

Scripps

Out of UNOLS Service in 1976.

Alpha Helix

NSF

UAF

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2006. Purchased by CICESE in 2013.

Atlantic Explorer

BIOS

BIOS

In Service

Atlantis

Navy

WHOI

In Service

Atlantis II

WHOI

WHOI

Out of UNOLS Service in 1996.

Blue Fin

U. Georgia

Skidaway

Was replaced by R/V Savannah in late 2001.

Blue Heron

U. Minn

U. Minn

In Service

Calanus

U. Miami

U. Miami

Was replaced by R/V F. G. Walton Smith in early 2000.

Cape Hatteras

NSF

Duke U.

Out of UNOLS Service 2013.

Cape Henlopen

U. Delaware

U. Delaware

Was replaced by R/V Hugh R. Sharp in early 2006.

Cape Florida

NSF

U. Miami

Was renamed R/V Point Sur in 1985 after relocation to Moss Landing.

Cayuse

OSU

Moss Landing

Out of UNOLS Service in 1985. Relocated from OSU to Moss Landing in 1979.

Chain

Navy

WHOI

Out of UNOLS Service in 1975.

Clifford A. Barnes

NSF

U. Washington

Retired in 2018.

Columbus Iselin

U. Miami

U. Miami

Out of UNOLS Service in 1994.

Dolphin

Scripps

Scripps

Out of UNOLS Service in 1976. 

Eastward

Duke U.

Duke U.

Out of UNOLS Service in 1980.

Edwin Link

HBOI

HBOI

Renamed R/V Seward Johnson II.

Edwin Link (ex. Sea Diver)

HBOI

HBOI

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2001.

Ellen B. Scripps

Scripps

Scripps

Out of UNOLS Service in 1984. 

Endeavor

NSF

URI-GSO

In Service

F. G. Walton Smith

U. Miami

U. Miami

In Service

Fred H. Moore

U. Texas

U. Texas

Out of UNOLS Service in 1988.

Gerda

U. Miami

U. Miami

Out of UNOLS Service in 1972. 

Golden Isles

U. Georgia

Skidaway

Out of UNOLS Service in 1975. 

Gosnold

WHOI

WHOI

Out of UNOLS Service in 1972. Originally named Explorer until renamed to Gosnald. Transferred to WBOI in 1973.

Gyre

Navy

Texas A&M

Out of UNOLS Service end of August 2005.

Hugh R. Sharp

U. Delaware

U. Delaware

In Service

Hoh

Navy

U. Washington

Out of UNOLS Service in 1982. 

Inland Seas

U. Michigan

U. Michigan

Out of UNOLS Service in 1973. Now owned & operated by Inland Seas Education Association

James M. Gilliss

Navy

U. Miami

Out of UNOLS Service in 1979. Transferred to Mexican Navy in 1996.

Kilo Moana

Navy

U. Hawaii

In Service

Kit Jones

U. Georgia

Skidaway

Out of UNOLS Service in 1975. 

Knorr

Navy

WHOI

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2014.

Kona Keoki

U. Hawaii

U. Hawaii

Out of UNOLS Service in 1984. 

Laurentian

NSF

U. Michigan

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2001.

Longhorn

U. Texas

U. Texas

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2006. Currently leased to NOAA. 

Marcus Langseth

NSF

Lamont-Doherty

In Service

Maurice Ewing

NSF

Lamont-Doherty

Was replaced by R/V Marcus Langseth in early 2006.

Maury

Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins

Out of UNOLS Service in 1972. 

Melville

Navy

Scripps

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2014.

Moana Wave

Navy

U. Hawaii

Out of UNOLS Service in 1999.

Mysis

U. Michigan

U. Michigan

Out of UNOLS Service in 1973. 

Neil Armstrong

Navy

WHOI

In Service 

New Horizon

Scripps

Scripps

Out of UNOLS Service in 2015.

Oceanus

NSF

OSU

In Service

Oconostota

Navy

Moss Landing

Out of UNOLS Service in 1973. 

Onar

Navy

U. Washington

Out of UNOLS Service in 1984. 

Pelican

LUMCON

LUMCON

In Service

Point Sur

NSF

Moss Landing

Originally the R/V Cape Florida. Out of UNOLS Service at end of 2014.

Proteus

Stanford U.

Stanford U.

Out of UNOLS Service in 1972. 

Rachel Carson U. of Washington U. of Washington In Service

Ridgely Warfield

Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins

Out of UNOLS Service in 1990.

Robert Gordon Sproul

Scripps

Scripps

In Service

Robert T. Conrad

Navy

Lamont-Doherty

Out of UNOLS Service in 1989. 

Roger Revelle

Navy

Scripps

In Service

Sally Ride

Navy

Scripps

In Service 

Savannah

U. Georgia

Skidaway

In Service

Sea Diver

HBOI

HBOI

Renamed R/V Edwin Link.

Seward Johnson

HBOI

HBOI

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2009.

Seward Johnson II (ex. Edwin Link)

BIOS

BIOS

Purchased from HBOI late 2005. Christened R/V Atlantic Explorer in 2006.

Sikuliaq

NSF

UAF

In Service 

Teritu

U. Hawaii

U. Hawaii

Out of UNOLS Service in 1973. 

Thomas G. Thompson

Navy

U. Washington

In Service

Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR 9)

Navy

U. Washington

Out of UNOLS Service in 1988. Renamed Pacific Escort in 1990. Renamed Gosport in 1997.

Thomas Washington

Navy

Scripps

Out of UNOLS Service in 1992. Purchased by government of Chile, renamed Vidal Gormaz. 

Trident

Navy

URI-GSO

Out of UNOLS Service in 1975.

Tursiups

Navy

FSU

Out of UNOLS Service in 1972.

Urraca

STRI

STRI

Out of UNOLS Service Fall 2008.

Velero IV

U. S. Calif.

U. S. Calif.

Out of UNOLS Service in 1985.

Vema

Columbia U.

Lamont-Doherty

Out of UNOLS Service in 1981. 

Weatherbird II

BIOS

BIOS

Out of UNOLS Service end of 2005.

Wecoma

NSF

OSU

Out of UNOLS Service in 2011.

Yaquina

OSU

OSU

Out of UNOLS Service in 1975. 


Institutions and Abbreviations: 

BIOS: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Columbia U.: Columbia University
Duke U.: Duke University
FSU: Florida State University
HBOI: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (Florida Atlantic University)
Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins University
Lamont-Doherty: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia U.)
LUMCON: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Moss Landing: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Navy: United States Navy
NSF: National Science Foundation
OSU: Oregon State University
Scripps: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (U. C. San Diego)
Skidaway: Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (U. Georgia)
Stanford U.: Stanford University
STRI: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Texas A&M: Texas A&M University
U. Alaska: University of Alaska
U. Delaware: University of Delaware
U. Georgia: University of Georgia
U. Hawaii: University of Hawaii
U. Miami: University of Miami (Rosenstiel School)
U. Michigan: University of Michigan
U. Minn: University of Minnesota
U. S. Calif: University of Southern California
U. Texas: University of Texas
U. Washington: University of Washington
URI-GSO: University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
WHOI: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution