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BACHE


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Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BACHE.

Steamer 1902. By one account, rebuilt A. D. BACHE. In Navy service from 1917-1919. Primarily Atlantic service. Sold April 30, 1927. Named for Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867), second Superintendent of the Coast Survey, at various times served as President of the American Association for Advancement of Science and President of American Philosophical Society; an incorporator and regent of the Smithsonian Institution; a founder and first President of the National Academy of Sciences; Vice President of the American Sanitary Commission, a forerunner of the American Red Cross, during the Civil War; and recipient of many awards from foreign governments and scientific societies for his guidance of the Coast Survey.


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