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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship ENDEAVOR. Originally built during the Civil War as a Confederate gunboat and named the LADY DAVIS.

Steamer, length 117.5, beam 18.5, draft 8.5. Sail and steam propulsion. Began being built in 1862 by Confederates at Norfolk, Virginia. While still on stocks, set on fire and damaged when Union forces captured Norfolk. Vessel completed and named GENERAL CURTIS and used as gunboat by Army Quartermaster Corps until 1865. Sold to John T. Fardy in 1865 and thence to Coast Survey for $20, 467.47 on March 8, 1867. Renamed ENDEAVOR at that time. 1867, 68, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 1879, 1881, 83

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