Government Ship Installations

NOAA & National Science Foundation Vessels

Nancy Foster

Nancy Foster

187' NOAA Research Vessel

 Homeported in Charleston, South Carolina, Foster is one of the most operationally diverse platforms in the NOAA fleet. The ship supports fish habitat and population studies, seafloor mapping surveys, oceanographic studies, and maritime heritage surveys. 


Hi'ialakai - NOAA Coral Reef Mapping Vessel

224' NOAA Coral Reef Mapping Vessel

 Homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai is a multipurpose oceanographic research vessel whose main missions include coral reef ecosystem mapping, coral reef health and fish stock studies, and maritime heritage surveys. 



224' NOAA Climate Research Vessel

 Ka’imimoana (Hawaiian for “ocean seeker”) supported climate studies and deployed, recovered and serviced deep-sea moorings for data-collecting buoys from its Honolulu, Hawaii homeport.

Okeanos Explorer

Okeanos Explorer - NOAA Ocean Floor Explorer Vessel

224' NOAA Ocean Floor Explorer Vessel

 NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is "America's ship for ocean exploration." Dedicated to exploration and discovery, Okeanos Explorer maps the seafloor, explores shipwrecks, and characterizes largely unknown areas of the ocean. 

Oscar Elton Sette

Oscar Elton Sette

224' NOAA Research Vessel

 Homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Sette is a multipurpose oceanographic research vessel that conducts fisheries assessments, physical and chemical oceanography research, marine mammal and marine debris surveys; Operating the central and western Pacific Ocean. 


Sikuliaq - 261' NOAA Research Vessel

261' NSF Research Vessel

Sikuliaq is an American research vessel owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.  Major research includes climate change effects and increased human use of Arctic regions on various issues such as ocean circulation and ecosystem dynamics. 

Historic Naval Ships

USNS Brittin (T-AKR 305)

USNS Brittin (T-AKR 305)

951' Bob Hope Class Ship

USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) is a Bob Hope-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship of the United States Navy. She was built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans and delivered to the Navy on 30 January 2001.

USS Croaker (SS-246)

USS Croaker (SS-246)

311' Gato Submarine 

Moored at the Buffalo Military Park, NY.

The USS Croaker, a Gato-class submarine, was built as part of the effort to assemble a major submarine force just prior to and after the U.S. entry into World War II.

USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)

USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)

295' 3-Masted Barque

Eagle, formerly the Horst Wessel and aka the Barque Eagle, is a 295-foot barque used as a training cutter for officers of the USCG. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in U.S. military service.

USS Midway (CV-41)

USS Midway (CV-41) uses Foothills Products Inc OffBoard Rat Guards

972' Midway-class Aircraft Carrier 

Moored in San Diego, CA.

The USS Midway was the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century.  Midway was built in only 17 months. Midway was the first in a three-ship class of large carriers that featured an armored flight deck and a powerful air group of 120 planes.

USS The Sulivans (DDS-537)

USS The Sulivans (DDS-537)

376'  6" Fletchter-class Destroyer

Moored at the Buffalo Military Park, NY.

DD-537 saw a great deal of action in the Pacific Theater in WWII, and the Fletcher Class Destroyer shot down at least 8 Japanese aircraft, destroyed 3 coastal barges and a Japanese LST and participated in several shore bombardments.

Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)


The Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), formerly designated the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), is a shallow draft, all aluminum, commercial-based catamaran capable of intra theater personnel and cargo lift, providing combatant commanders high-speed sealift mobility with inherent cargo handling capability and agility to achieve positional advantage over operational distances.  Click for more information.

Each ship is equipped with our OFFBoard® Rat Guards. The latest is the USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10)


  • USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2)
  • USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3)
  • USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4)
  • USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5)
  • USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6)
  • USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7)
  • USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8)
  • USNS City Of Bismarck (T-EPF 9)
  • Bismarck (EPF 9) - Under Construction
  • Burlington (EPF 10) - Under Construction
  • Puerto Rico (EPF 11) - Under Construction
  • TBD (EPF 12) - Planned to begin construction in September 2017

USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)