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The Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27) on the eve of her christening at Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., shipyard in Anacortes, Wash. The Armstrong is 238-feet long and equipped with the latest technologies, including a high-efficiency diesel engine, emission control for stack gasses, information technology tools for monitoring shipboard systems and communicating with the world, and hull coatings that should result in fewer maintenance issues. The Navy, through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has been a leader in building and providing large ships for the nation's academic research fleet since World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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Taken on March 28, 2014