(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.

Link: DANFS, NOAA History site, Wikipedia


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