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USCGC Althea (WAGL 223)

Call sign:
November - Romeo - William - Zulu

ex-USLHT Althea

Althea Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1930 by New London Ship and Engine Company, Groton, Connecticut
  • Commissioned USLHT Althea, 30 April 1930
  • Designated in 1939 as a Coastal Buoy Tender USCGC Althea (WAGL 223)
  • Decommissioned 10 November 1962
  • Sold 26 November 1963 to the Leeward Trading Company of Miami, FL for $2,567.50
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 80' 9"
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 3' 8"
  • Complement 9
  • Speed 6 kts.
  • Propulsion: Two 4-cylinder Cummins diesel engines with reduction gears, two shafts.
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    Althea 200k

    Althea - A shrub of the mallow family; the rose of sharon; a hollyhock

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 5 March 2022
    No image of USCGC Althea (WAGL 223) is available at this time

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