weather ship


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weather ship

n.
An oceangoing vessel equipped to make meteorological observations.
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Noun1.weather ship - an oceangoing vessel equipped to make meteorological observations
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
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1941: A German weather ship was captured off Iceland, revealing secret documents on the coding machine Enigma.
Data were collected aboard the Norwegian weather ship Polarfront, equipped with a battery of instruments to measure wind speed, humidity and carbon dioxide.
His service included protecting convoys in the North Atlantic, based out of Iceland, and then aboard a weather ship in the Pacific theater.
The last weather ship in the world lies anchored in a severe and lonely place in the Norwegian Sea.
Dinsmore, retired manager of WHOI Marine Operations and also former US Coast Guard weather ship program manager.
At war's end, the Navy intended to discontinue weather ship operations, but pressure from several sources resulted instead in establishment of a permanent peacetime system of 13 stations.
However, over the years, several other research vessels have serviced the site, and the present practice is to call the time series Station S, in keeping with the convention for many weather ship sites.
Jon Baddeley, of London auctioners Bonhams, said: "In the end, more conventional raids on U-boats and weather ships secured the precious books.