(Commemorated by Discoverer Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska, and Discoverer Island, a small island in the bay)

Characteristics: Steamship, built by Todd Shipyards, New York 1918 as Bird-class minesweeper USS Auk, cost $500,000, 180ft long x 35ft beam x12ft draft. Along with Guide and Pioneer 1, known as "Bird-boats" in C&GS service.

Log Period and Areas of Service: 1922-1941, Alaskan waters.

Summary of Service

1922 - Transferred to C&GS.

Fate: 1941 - Returned to Navy, converted to salvage ship, ARS-3, retained name.

Links: DANFS, NOAA History site, Wikipedia


A general note on the sources.