USC&GS Marinduque

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USC&GS Marinduque in the Philippine Islands.
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Name: Marinduque
Namesake: The island of Marinduque in the Philippine Islands
Cost: $67,673.42 (USD)
Completed: 1901
Commissioned: 1905
Decommissioned: 1932
General characteristics
Type: Survey ship
Length: 132 ft (40 m)
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft: 10.2 ft (3.1 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine

USC&GS Marinduque was a steamer that served as a survey ship in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1905 to 1932.

Marinduque was built for the government of the Philippines, at the time a United States territory, in 1901. She entered service with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey as a survey ship in 1905, and spent her entire career in the Philippine Islands.

Tragedy struck Marinduque on 20 April 1909, when a member of her crew, Mate P. E. Angell, drowned while attempting to reach a small boat anchored off Sigayan Point in Illana Bay on the south coast of Mindanao.

On more than one occasion, Marinduque had occasion to assist mariners in distress. On 21 October 1916, she came to the aid the schooner Florence, which was in distress with her sails blown away, part of her rigging gone, and her food and water low; Marinduque towed Florence to Coron on Palawan and then took Florence's captain from Coron to Manila on Luzon. On 7 July 1927, she helped the British steamer Paipeng, which was aground on Cap Island in the Philippines; Marinduque took off the majority of Paipeng's passengers and transported them to Jolo.

Marinduque was decommissioned in 1932.