USC&GS Gilbert

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USC&GS Gilbert
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Name: Gilbert
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
Completed: 1929
Commissioned: 1930
Decommissioned: 1962
General characteristics
Type: Survey launch
Length: 77.5 ft (23.6 m)
Beam: 16.5 ft (5.0 m)
Draft: 7.5 ft (2.3 m)
Propulsion: Diesel engine

USC&GS Gilbert was a launch that served as a survey ship in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1930 to 1962.

Gilbert was built by Latham D. Smith at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in 1929. She entered Coast and Geodetic Survey service in 1930 and spent her career on the United States East Coast.

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.