Logbooks of the Albatross covering station numbers D5700-D5849 and H4966-H5350 (January 30, 1912-July 23, 1913)

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The logbook documents conditions of stations station no. D5700 to H5350, January 30, 1912 - July 23, 1913 as recorded by the USS Albatross when it was out of Sausalito, California. At the beginning and ending of the logbook are results from testing and comparing various thermometers that were then used for logbook entries. Entries contain station number; date; time of day; bearings (true) often including landmark reference (e.g. Southampton Light); direction, length, duration of haul; depth (beginning and end); tide, rev and velocity of current (sometimes blank); character of bottom; apparatus used; temperature (air, surface, correction, bottom, correction); surface and bottom salinity (sometimes blank); and remarks. Remarks include details about collecting (issues with equipment, type of specimens collected, etc.). Locations include California.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 30, 1912

End Date

Jul 23, 1913

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  • Marine Biology
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Ichthyology
  • Marine biology


  • United States
  • California


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA RU007184

Collection name

United States Bureau of Fisheries, Records, circa 1877-1948

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 19 Folder 2