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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HILGARD

Twin diesel, length 66 feet, beam 14.8 feet, draft 3.5 feet. Built for Coast and Geodetic Survey at Robinson Marine, Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1942. With sister ship WAINWRIGHT conducted wire drag surveys on the East Coast until replaced by RUDE and HECK in 1967. Named for Julius Erasmus Hilgard (1825-1890), the fifth superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey whose tenure was between 1881-1885.

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