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Sounding party off USCS Brig FAUNTLEROY. 1857-Earliest picture of
Coast Survey sounding operations. Watercolor by James Madison Alden,
nephew of Lieutenant Commanding James Alden.

Hermaphrodite brig, length 83 feet, beam 22.2 feet, draft 8.4 feet. Acquired by George Davidson for service on the western coast in 1854. In service 1854-1881, sold in 1881. Originally named the AURELIA, George Davidson renamed it the R. H. FAUNTLEROY in honor of his father-in-law and mentor Robert H. Fauntleroy (1806-1849), who while a Coast Survey Assistant died of disease on the Gulf Coast in 1849.

Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.

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