USC&GS Natoma (1913)
USC&GS Natoma in 1928. Note U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey flag flying at top of foremast.
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Charles Seabury and Sons, Morris Heights, New York|
|Acquired:||4 April 1919|
In use as private motorboat Natoma 1913-1917|
Served in U.S. Navy as patrol vessel USS Natoma (SP-666) 1917-1919
|Length:||120 ft (37 m)|
|Beam:||17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
Natoma was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1913 at Morris Heights, New York, by Charles Seabury and Sons. The United States Navy acquired her in 1917 for World War I service as USS Natoma (SP-666). She served as a patrol vessel in the 3rd Naval District until 1919, when she was decommissioned.
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey service
The Navy transferred Natoma to the Coast and Geodetic Survey on 4 April 1919. She served as a survey ship along both the United States East Coast and the United States West Coast during her years with the Survey. She was taken out of service in 1935.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy Naval Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Natoma (SP-666), 1917-1919. Originally the Civilian Motor Boat Natoma
- NavSource Online: Patrol Yacht Photo Archive: USC&GS Natoma ex-USS Natoma (SP 666)
- NOAA History, A Science Odyssey: Tools of the Trade: Ships: Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships: Natoma