USC&GS Mitchell conducting current surveys.
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|Namesake:||Henry Mitchell (1830-1902), U.S. Coast Survey pioneer in the study of the physical oceanography of estuaries and harbors|
|Builder:||Canton Lumber Company, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Length:||60 ft (18 m)|
|Beam:||14.8 ft (4.5 m)|
|Draft:||4.6 ft (1.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Two gasoline engines|
On 10-11 December 1924, Mitchell and the Coast and Geodetic Survey launch USC&GS Marindin aided a United States Marine Corps 50-foot (15.25-meter) motor sailer that had gone aground by pulling it off the rocks and towing it to the U.S. Marine Corps boathouse at St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.
Mitchell was retired from Coast and Geodetic Survey service in 1944.