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Log Books of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey, 19th and 20th Centuries
General description, specifications and time line
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(Commemorated by Surveyor Bay, Alaska)
Characteristics: Steamer, the first oil-burning steamer in the C&GS fleet, built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding & Drydock, Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1917, cost $236,000, 186ft long x 34ft beam x 12ft draft.
Log Period and Areas of Service: 1917-1956, North Pacific, Bering Sea, Alaskan waters.
Summary of Service
1917-1919 - Served with US Navy during World War 1 on convoy duty out of Gibraltar.
1919 - Sailed for West Coast via Panama Canal.
1919-41 - Survey duties in North Pacific and Bering Sea.
1941-45 - Not known if she transferred to US Navy, but carried out war-related surveys in Aleutians.
1945-56 - Returned to North Pacific and Bering Sea survey duties.
Fate: Scrapped in 1956.
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