USCS Madison

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Name: Madison
Namesake: James Madison (1751-1836), President of the United States (1809-1817), under whose administration Ferdinand Hassler (1770-1843) acquired books and instruments in Europe for the Survey of the Coast and in 1816 became its first superintendent and oversaw its first field work
Acquired: 1850
Commissioned: 1850
Decommissioned: 1858
General characteristics
Type: Survey ship (schooner)
Length: 78.8 ft (24.0 m)
Beam: 19.6 ft (6.0 m)
Draft: 9.3 ft (2.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Schooner-rigged

USCS Madison was a schooner that served as a survey ship in the United States Coast Survey from 1850 to 1858.

Madison's origins are obscure, but the Coast Survey acquired her in 1850 and placed her in service along the United States East Coast, where she spent her entire Coast Survey career. She was retired in 1858.