NOAA History Banner
gold bar divider
home - takes you to index page
about the site
contacts
noaa - takes you to the noaa home page
search this site
white divider
arrow Tools of the Trade
arrow Ships
arrow C&GS Ships

see also with pointing hand
arrow Stories and Tales of the Coast & Geodetic Survey
arrow Philippine Tales

* Unfortunate Accident to Party on the Ship Fathomer

* The Stranding and Salvaging of the Fathomer


Hall of Honor

Men who gave their lives in the line of duty.


Visit the NOAA Photo Library's Philippines Album for vintage photos of early surveying work.




banner - Coast & Geodetic Survey Ships

FATHOMER

fathomer
Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship FATHOMER

Steamer, length 152 feet, beam 25 feet, draft 9.4 feet. Built at Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company, Hong Kong, in 1904. This vessel was transferred to the Philippine government in 1905 (Ex AGL ORCHID , Coast Guard lighthouse tender.) It survived many typhoons in its career in the Philippines, the most famous being the typhoon of August 15, 1936, at Port San Vicente, Luzon. The ship was lost at the fall of Bataan in 1942. Philippine Islands service, 1905-1941.


Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.

Last Updated: June 8, 2006 9:24 AM

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer