Albatross Philippine Expedition (1907-1910)

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The voyage left October 16, 1907 out of San Francisco aboard the Albatross. Over the next two years the ship conducted collecting trips for marine flora and fauna throughout the Philippines, as well as near Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Dutch East Indies. Crew included United States Naval personnel and scientific crew: Hugh McCormick Smith (director of the expedition, Deputy Commissioner of the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries); Frederick M. Chamberlain; Lewis Radcliffe and Harry C. Fasset (Bureau of Fisheries); Paul Bartsch, (Smithsonian Institution). Scientific staff members Clarence Wells, Clerk. Smith, Radcliffe, and Paul Bartsch were not part of the expedition for the entire period of time. Other staff placed members, these included Alvin Seale (Philippine Bureau of Science), Albert Barrows (Bureau of Fisheries), and Roy Chapman Andrews (American Museum of Natural History).


The Philippines Expedition: 1907-1910. Retrieved December 2011 from

Date Range

1907 - 1910


  • Fishes
  • Ichthyology




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