USC&GS Natoma (1913)

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USC&GS Natoma in 1928. Note U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey flag flying at top of foremast.
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Name: USC&GS Natoma
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Charles Seabury and Sons, Morris Heights, New York
Cost: $45,000 USD
Completed: 1913
Acquired: 4 April 1919
Commissioned: 1919
Decommissioned: 1935
Notes: In use as private motorboat Natoma 1913-1917
Served in U.S. Navy as patrol vessel USS Natoma (SP-666) 1917-1919
General characteristics
Type: Survey ship
Displacement: 112 tons
Length: 120 ft (37 m)
Beam: 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
Draft: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Speed: 10 knots

USC&GS Natoma was a survey ship that served in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1919 to 1935.

Construction and United States Navy service

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.