Coast Survey Steamer BIBB as sketched by Xanthus Smith.
In service 1847-1873 (Caption on photo is incorrect).
BIBB served as pilot vessel, survey vessel, despatch vessel, and combatant.
Most of Civil War with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Image ID: theb0096, NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection Location: Port Royal Sound, South Carolina Photo Date: 1862? Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; U. S. Navy