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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.

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