Diamond Match Company

1942

Galapagos Islands survey by U.S.S. Bowditch match book cover

Galapagos Islands survey by U.S.S. Bowditch: match book cover

DESCRIPTION: Scarce matchbook cover for the 386-foot U.S. Navy survey vessel U.S.S. Bowditch with an index map for their cruises of 1942-1943 to the Galapagos Islands, a part of Chile. Manufactured by the Diamond Match Company N.Y.C.

The USS Bowditch (AG 30) was first launched in 1929 at Copenhagen, Denmark, as the passenger ship Santa Inez. The Bowditch was outfitted as a surveying vessel and commissioned on 1 July 1940, with Commander E. E. Duval in command.

Departing Norfolk on 9 January 1942, the U.S.S. Bowditch steamed south to conduct surveys of the waters between Panama and Colombia, off the Galápagos Islands, and off the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica.

The following U.S. Navy charts were based on surveys conducted by the U.S.S. Bowditch in 1942 and 1943:
  • # 5936 Approaches to Bahia Bartago, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1942.
  • # 5921 Eastern Approaches to Canal de San Salvador, Archipielago Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1943.
  • # 5931 Western approaches to Canal Bolivar, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Island). 1942.
  • # 5920 Isle Baltra, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1942.
  • # 5959: Golfo de Guyaquil. 1943.
The USS Bowditch was decommissioned in January, 1947

CREATOR: Diamond Match Company

PUBLICATION DATE: 1942

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Chile

BODY OF WATER: pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  No matches; cover only.

COLORING: N/A

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 1 " x 4 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 13

PRICE: $40


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