USC&GS Baton Rouge (1875)

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Name: Baton Rouge
Namesake: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Builder: S.D. Bardmore, Louisville, Kentucky
Completed: 1875
Commissioned: 1875
Fate: Sank 26 December 1880
Raised and sold 1881
General characteristics
Type: Survey ship
Length: 95 ft (29 m)
Beam: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine, stern wheel

USCS Baton Rouge, later USC&GS Baton Rouge, was a stern-wheel steamer that served as a survey ship in the United States Coast Survey from 1875 to 1878 and in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1878 to 1880.

Baton Rouge was built for the Coast Survey by S.D. Bardmore at Louisville, Kentucky, and entered service in 1875.

When the Coast Survey merged with the National Geodetic Survey in 1878 to form the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Baton Rouge became a part of the new service.

Baton Rouge sank in the Mississippi River on 26 December 1880. Apparently she was raised and sold in 1881.