Ship Name

Albatross

Type

Research Steamer

Origins/Provenance

United States

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Year Launched

1882

Displacement (tons)

1074

Length (feet)

234

Beam (feet)

28

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Propulsion Specifications

twin-screwed

Hull

iron

Historical Note

Principal research vessel for the US Fisheries Bureau into 1920s; first US vessel to be equipped with electic lights. http://www.necfsc.noaa.gov/history/ships/albatross/albatross.html

Related Images

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Date: 1870
Image Id: 910 I

Related Source

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997)

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