and Geodetic Survey Ship DISCOVERER in Alaskan waters.
length 180 feet, beam 35.6 feet, draft 12.6 feet. Built at Todd Shipyards,
New York, for $500,000 in 1918. Former WWI minesweeper, the USS AUK
AM-38 in1922. Returned to Navy in 1941 as ARS-3. Known as one of the
“bird boats.” Commemorated by Discoverer Bay, Kodiak Island,
Alaska, and Discoverer Island, a small island in that bay.