and Geodetic Survey Ship BOWEN, named for William Bowen
who lost his life attempting to save three drowning shipmates
from the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR on October
4, 1927, in Resurrection Bay, Alaska.
diesel, length, 111.5 feet, beam 18.7 feet, draft 6.3 feet. Built
in 1943 by Calderwood at Manchester, Massachusetts. Ex SC 1361. SC
stands for Submarine Chaser. Atlantic service only 1945-1957. Transferred
from the Navy September 30, 1945. Sold to Boston Metals Company in
Baltimore, MD in 1957. This ship served as a wire-drag vessel with
sister ships the PARKER and STIRNI. Named for W. H. Bowen a seaman
on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship SURVEYOR, who on October 4,
1927, lost his life by drowning while heroically attempting to save
the lives of two shipmates who had fallen in the water.