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USLHT Juniper

Call sign:
George - Vice - Pup - Sail

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

Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1903 by Spedden Shipbuilding Company, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Commissioned USLHT Juniper in 1903
  • Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917
  • Returned to the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919
  • Decommissioned 1 November 1932
  • Sold 22 December 1932 for use as a freighter
  • Acquired by Golten Ship Repair, Inc. for use as a tanker and renamed Aubrey L. Hudgins
  • Remained in service until at least 1979
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 146 t.
    1926 - 84 t.
  • Length 95' 4"
    1926 - 90'
  • Beam 18' 2"
    1926 - 18'<
  • Draft 5' 6"
    1926 - 8'
  • Complement: Seven (1915)
    1926 - 12
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Propulsion: One Roberts water tube coal-fired boiler, Two 300bhp inclined cylindrical inverted direct acting steam engine, two shafts.
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    Juniper 113k c. 1924
    Photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey

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