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USCGC Lilac (WLM 227)

Call sign:
November - Romeo - Whiskey - November

ex-USCGC Lilac (WAGL 227)
ex-USCGC Lilac

Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1933 by Pusey & Jones Company, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Launched 26 May 1933
  • Commissioned in 1933 as USCGC Lilac
  • Designated WAGL-227 in 1942
  • Later reclassified as WLM-227
  • Decommissioned 3 February 1972
  • Donated 6 June 1972 to the Harry Lundeberg Seafarers International Union Seamanship School, Piney Point, Maryland
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 799 t.
  • Length 173' 4"
  • Beam 34'
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks (World War II). None during peace time
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox watertube boilers, two 500shp triple-expansion steam engines, shafts.
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    Lilac 180k c. 2003
    Lilac Preservation Project photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey

    View the USCGC Lilac
    Coast Guard history entry located on the USCG Historian's Office website
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