USC&GS Romblon in the Philippine Islands at a coal pier her crew built
|Namesake:||Romblon, an island in the Philippine Islands|
|Length:||132 feet (40 m)|
|Beam:||23 feet (7.0 m)|
|Draught:||10.2 feet (3.1 m)|
On more than once occasion, Romblon rendered assistance to mariners in distress. On 3 December 1916, Romblon searched for two men who had been blown offshore in a banca attempting to cross from Cuyo Island to Biscuay Island. She found them on Capnoyan Island, rescued them, and returned them to their homes on Cuyo Island. On 12 October 1918 she towed the disabled steamship SS Palawan from off the entrance to Manila Bay to Manila Harbor at Manila on Luzon.
Romblon was retired from service in 1921.
- NOAA History, A Science Odyssey: Tools of the Trade: Coast and Geodetic Survey Ships: Romblon
- NOAA History, A Science Odyssey: Hall of Honor: In the Line of Duty 1846-1936
- NOAA History, A Science Odyssey: Hall of Honor: Lifesaving and the Protection of Property by the Coast & Geodetic Survey 1845-1937