NOAAS Rainier

NOAA Ship Rainier (S 221) is an American survey vessel in commission with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) since 1970. Prior to her NOAA service, she was in commission in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey as USC&GS Rainier (MSS 21) from 1968 to 1970. She is named for Mount Rainier in the state of Washington and is the sister ship of NOAAS Fairweather (S 220) and the decommissioned NOAAS Mount Mitchell (S 222).

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