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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

Photo #  NH 105641:  USC&GS Surveyor circa 1917.

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Surveyor (Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship, 1917)
Served as USS Surveyor in 1917-1919.

Surveyor, a 1000 ton (displacement) surveying ship, was completed for the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey by the Manitowoc (Wisconsin) Ship Building Co. in 1917. She was transferred to the U.S. Navy in September 1917 and commissioned in October 1917 as USS Surveyor (with no ID #). Ordered to Gibraltar, she served overseas through the end of World War I. Her armament was ordered removed in January 1919, and in March 1919 the ship was returned to the Department of Commerce to resume operations for the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Between the World Wars she worked primarily in Alaskan waters. She remained in USC&GS service in the Pacific until 1956.

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Photo #: NH 105641

Surveyor
(Coast & Geodetic Survey Ship, 1917)

Possibly photographed at the time of her completion at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1917.
This ship served as USS Surveyor between September 1917 and March 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: 80-G-79677

Surveyor
(Coast & Geodetic Survey Ship, 1917)

At Kodiak, Alaska, in 1942.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G.

 
Photo #: None

Surveyor
(Coast & Geodetic Survey Ship, 1917)

In peacetime service between 1919 and 1956.

Source: NOAA Photo Library, Sailing for Science Collection.

 


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