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Lighthouse Tender Photo Archive
Call sign (1920):
George - Vice - Love - Tare
Myrtle served both the U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Navy
Lighthouse Tender:Built in 1872 by Birely, Hillmand and Streaker, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCommissioned USLHT Myrtle in 1872Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917Returned to the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919Decommissioned in 1922Sold 14 December 1922Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 542 t.1920 - 348 t.Length 140'1920 - 130'Beam 25' 8"1920 - 25'Draft 11' 3"1920 - 11'Complement: 19 (1907)1920 - 20Speed 9 kts.Propulsion: One coal-fired boiler, one 162bhp Inverted cylinder locomotive crank steam engine, one shaft.
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San Juan Depot, Puerto Rico
Photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
View the USLHT Myrtle
Coast Guard history entry located on the USCG Historian's Office website
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