All NOAA ships sail under the General Shipboard Policy. Policy specific to the Ronald H. Brown are detailed below.
Staffing and Chain of Command
Standing Order 9.1: This vessel is commanded by a commissioned officer of the...
The need for a next-generation research vessel in the NOAA fleet, to replace the 60's era vessels Oceanographer, Discoverer, and Researcher (later renamed Malcom Baldrige), was first recognized in the NOAA Fleet...
Ronald H. Brown Specifications (OMAO , pdf, 203.38 KB)
Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, MS
May 30, 1996