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The Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship MARMER undergoing sea
trials at Curtis Bay, Maryland.

Diesel, length 100.7 feet, beam 22 feet, draft 10 feet. Built by Spedden Shipbuilding, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1932. Transferred from US Public Health Service on May 24, 1957. Originally named the USPHS Ship WALTER WYMAN with name changed to USC&GS Ship MARMER on May 29, 1957. This ship was used for current studies. In service 1957-1968 on the Atlantic coast. It was replaced by the NOAA Ship FERREL in 1968. The ship was named for Harry S. Marmer (1885-1953), Assistant Chief of the Division of Tides and Currents of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, who was well-known for his scientific work on understanding tides and currents as well as his popular writing on the subject. He was a recipient of the Agassiz Medal of the National Academy of Sciences and a Department of Commerce Gold Medal for original contributions to the understanding of tides and currents.

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