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USC&GS Wild Cat
ex-USS Wild Cat (SP 879)

Wild Cat served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast & Geodetic Survey.

Freight Boat: Built in 1915 by R. T. Potter, Milton, DE; Acquired by the Navy 5 July 1917; Commissioned 17 July 1917; Transferred to the Coast and Geodetic Survey 14 April 1919 at the Marine Basin, Brooklyn, NY and remained in service into 1941. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 36 t.; Length 64'; Beam 15' 6"; Draft 6'; Speed 9 kts.; Complement 10; Armament none.


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Wild Cat 309k c. 1927
Palisade Lagoon, Nuka Bay, AK
At base of 550-foot cliff.Courtesy of the family of Rear Admiral Paul A. Smith, C&GS.
NOAA Website
Wild Cat 430k c. 1928
Nuka Bay, AK
Courtesy of the family of Rear Admiral Paul A. Smith, C&GS.
NOAA Website
Wild Cat 354k c. 1928
Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula, AK
Courtesy of the family of Rear Admiral Paul A. Smith, C&GS.
NOAA Website

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