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USLHT Armeria

Call sign (1889):
George - Vice - Nan - Love

ex-USS Armeria
ex-USLHT Armeria

Armeria served both the Lighthouse Service and U.S. Navy

Lighthouse Tender:

  • Laid down 25 May 1889 John H. Dialague, Camden, New Jersey
  • Commissioned USLHT Armeria 4 December 1890
  • Transferred to the Navy 24 March 1898 and placed in commission as USS Armeria
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 11 August 1898
  • Grounded 20 May 1912 at Hinchinbrook Island, AK and declared a total loss
  • Sold at auction in 1914
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,600 t.
  • Length 201' 8"
    1898 - 212'
  • Beam 34' 9"
    1898 - 34'
  • Draft 17' 7"
    1898 - 12' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 34 (1908)
  • Armament: Two 20-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two 100psi cylindrical Scotch-type coal fired boilers, two 675hp Independent vertical compound steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Armeria 126k U.S. Coast Guard photo U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    Armeria 469k c. 1912
    Grounded at Hinchinbrook Island, AK
    Lighthouse Service photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey
    Armeria 218k c. 1913
    Aground at Cook Inlet, Alaska
    Halftone photo by Captain J. M. Ellicott, USN, (Ret.)
    Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1978
    U.S. Navy photo NH 86342
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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