(Commander Thomas R. Gedney USN, joined Navy 1815, died 1857, one of first officers attached to Coast Survey)

(Commemorated by Gedney Channel, leading into New York Harbor)

Characteristics: Steamer, schooner-rigged, built by C. H. Decameter, New York, New York in 1875, cost $63,400, composite wood and iron construction, 140ft long x 24ft beam x 8ft draft.

Log Period and Areas of Service: 1875-1915, Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Alaskan waters.

Summary of Service

Served mainly off Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

1876-77, 1879-84 - period in Alaskan waters.

Fate: To be determined

Link: NOAA History site, Wikipedia

 

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