launch, length 45 feet, beam 10.2 feet, draft ? In service 1867-1886(?)
on Atlantic coast. Apparently named for Sagadahoc County, Maine.
length 76 feet, beam 22 feet, draft 6.5 feet. Built by Fardy
and Woodall, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1871. When old and of little
use, this ship was used as an unmanned offshore signal anchored
on Nantucket Shoals. At almost the completion of the resurvey
when the ship’s job was done, it sank following a gale
on September 11, 1891. The SCORESBY served as a survey ship
to its last day. Probably named for William Scoresby (1789-1857),
English whaling captain, scientist, and Vicar of Bradford.
length 83 feet, beam 21 feet, draft 6 feet. Built by Fardy and
Woodall at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1871. Built for the Coast
Survey, transferred to Navy in 1888. In service1871- 87 on Atlantic
coast. Named for the American scientist Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864),
who was affiliated with Yale University and published “The
American Journal of Science and Arts”, often called Sillimans
1855-1861 (?). Probably a small schooner, mentioned as a tender
in the Florida Keys in 1861. Probably named for the mother of
Alexander Dallas Bache, Sophia Dallas Bache (1789-1860), who
was daughter of sixth Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J.
Dallas and sister of Vice President George M. Dallas who served
under President Polk.
type schooner, length 51.5 feet, beam 14 feet, draft 1.5 feet.
Built by A. C. Brown, Tottenville, New York, at a cost of $2654.06
in 1888. In service 1888-1905 on the Atlantic coast. Commemorated
by the name Spy Key in the Florida Keys.
length 70 feet, beam 22 feet, draft 1.7 feet. Built by Fardy
and Woodall in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1871. In service 1871-1884
on Atlantic coast.