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The Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PARKER.

Diesel, length 111.5 feet, beam 18.7 feet, draft 6.8 feet. Built at Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, North Carolina in 1943 for the Navy. Ex SC 1277, acquired from Navy in 1946. In service 1946-1957 when it was sold to Boston Metals at Baltimore, Maryland. Named for Captain William Parker (___ -1942) who served in the Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1901-1934. Captain Parker served on both coasts of the contiguous United States, and in Alaska, the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico and Panama. He served as the Chief of the Divison of Hydrography and Topography from 1919 to 1931 at which time he was made commanding officer of the newly commissioned ship HYDROGRAPHER until his retirement in 1934.

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