USS Surveyor (1917)
|Namesake:||A surveyor is a member of the profession of surveying, which determines positions on the earth's surface|
|Builder:||Manitowoc Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin|
|Completed:||1917 for U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey|
|Acquired:||24 September 1917|
|Commissioned:||22 October 1917|
|Struck:||31 March 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to U.S. Department of Commerce for use by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 31 March 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as survey ship USC&GS Surveyor in Coast and Geodetic Survey 1917 and 1919 to 1956|
|Length:||186 ft (57 m)|
|Beam:||34 ft (10 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft (3.7 m)|
Surveyor was built as the survey ship USC&GS Surveyor in 1917 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, and entered service with the Survey that year.
On 9 November 1917, Surveyor was ordered to report to Squadron Two, Patrol Force, based at Gibraltar. She served overseas from 5 February 1918 through the end of World War I. After the Armistice with Germany of 11 November 1918, she returned to the United States. Her armament was removed in January 1919.
Surveyor was struck from the Navy List and returned to the Department of Commerce on 31 March 1919 to resume operations as a survey ship for the Coast and Geodetic Survey, in which she served until 1956.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy: Naval Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Ships of Other U.S. Government Agencies: Surveyor (Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship, 1917) Served as USS Surveyor in 1917-1919.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive USC&GS Surveyor ex-USS Surveyor
- NOAA History, A Science Oddyssey: Tools of the Trade: Ships: Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships: Surveyor