launch OGDEN. Conducting Boston Harbor current surveys.
launch, twin engine, length 60 feet, beam 14.8 feet, draft 4.6 feet.
Built at Canton Lumber Company, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1919 for $12,000.
In service 1919-1944 in Atlantic. Served as a wiredrag vessel in concert
with the MARINDIN. Named for Herbert Gouverneur Ogden (1846-1906)
who served with the Coast Survey from 1864 until his death in 1906.
During the Civil War he took part in surveying for the defenses of
Washington and served on the gunboat COMMODORE HULL in the sounds
of North Carolina. Was heavily involved with Coast Pilot work for
much of his career and also took part in the survey of the Alaska-Canada
boundary. He was a charter member of the U. S. Board on Geographic