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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship HODGSON. In service 1946-1967

Twin diesel, , length 136 feet, beam 24.5 feet, draft 8 feet. Built in 1948 at Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Acquired from Navy in1946, ex PCS 1450. In service 1946-1967 when it was sold. Pacific service. Named for Commander Carey V. Hodgson (1880-1929), United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, and assistant chief of the Division of Geodesy. He served throughout the United States and its territories on geodetic field parties and as commanding officer of the RESEARCH in the Philippine Islands. He was known as Major Hodgson as he served with the 29th Engineers in France during World War I. He and his 10-year old son died as the result of a canoeing accident on Chesapeake Bay.

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