OCEAN MAGNETIC SURVEY EXPEDITIONS THE GALILEE was among Matthew Turner�s greatest ship building successes. The 132-foot-long ship was built for the passenger service between San Francisco and Tahiti, but steamers crowded her out of that market and she was assigned freighter duty between California and South Pacific islands. She was one of the fastest saling vessels on the Pacific, making 308 miles in one day with a load of cargo. The brigatine was fitted for the purpose of magnetic expedition in 1905. Wooden ships designed by Turner were in use as late as 1941.