USC&GS Hilgard (1942)
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|Namesake:||Julius Erasmus Hilgard (1825-1890), fifth superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1881-1885)|
|Builder:||Robinson Marine, Benton Harbor, Michigan|
|Out of service:||1967|
|Length:||66 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft 5 in (1.04 m)|
|Propulsion:||Twin diesel engines|
Hilgard and her sister ship USC&GS Wainwright conducted wire drag hydrographic survey operations together along the United States East Coast until 1967, when they were replaced by USC&GS Rude and USC&GS Heck.