Bache, 1869

April 22, 2020

Bache, 1869

The Bache was named for August Bache, a Superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Built at: Unknown

Cost: $7,000 (purchase price) $2,190 (outfitting)

Rig: schooner

Length: 81' 6"

Beam: 24'

Draft: 4' 6"

Displacement: 95 tons

Built: Unknown

Acquired: From US Coast Survey Commissioned: May 1869

Disposition: Decommissioned later in 1869; returned to Coast Survey.

Complement: Unknown


The Coast Survey schooner USCSS A.D. Bache was transferred to the Lighthouse Service in May 1869 and commissioned. It was assigned to the 7th Lighthouse District for approximately 6 months.


Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis and Trappe, MD: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.