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|Namesake:||Captain Captain John Jacob Gilbert, USC&GS (1845-1929), U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey officer from 1864 to 1921|
|Builder:||Latham D. Smith, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|Length:||77.5 ft (23.6 m)|
|Beam:||16.5 ft (5.0 m)|
|Draft:||7.5 ft (2.3 m)|
On 23 August 1933, Gilbert was with the Coast and Geodetic Survey survey ships USC&GS Oceanographer (OSS-26) and USC&GS Lydonia (CS 302) at Norfolk, Virginia, when the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane struck. The three ships handled considerable radio traffic for the Norfolk area, including U.S. Navy traffic, during the storm.
Gilbert was retired from Coast and Geodetic Survey service in 1962.