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USLHT John Rodgers

Call sign:
George - Vice - Nan - Boy

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

Holly Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • The first John Rodgers was built in 1883 by Ward, Stanton & Company, Newburgh, New York
  • Commissioned USLHT John Rodgers in 1883
  • Acquired by the Navy 11 April 1917
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service on 1 July 1919
  • Decommissioned in 1921
  • Sold in 1922
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 571 t.
    1920 - 260 t.
  • Length 160'
    1920 - 151'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 8"
    1920 - 9'
  • Complement 18
    1920 - 21
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Propulsion: One coal-fired marine return tubular boiler, one 235hp Marine condensing beam steam engine, Paddle wheels
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    John Rodgers 129k 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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