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USCGC Hollyhock (WLM 220)
ex-USCGC Hollyhock (WAGL 220)

Call sign:
November - Romeo - Xray - Tango

ex-USLHT Hollyhock

Hollyhock Class Buoy Tender:

  • The first Hollyhock was built in 1937 by Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 24 March 1937
  • Sponsored by Miss Geraldine Park, the daughter of Mr. C. A. Park, the Deputy Commissioner of Lighthouses
  • Commissioned USLHT Hollyhock, 7 August 1937
  • Designated in 1939 as a Coastal Buoy Tender USCGC Hollyhock (WAGL 220)
  • Later reclassified as a Inland Buoy Tender WLM-220
  • Decommissioned 31 March 1982
  • Sold and renamed Good News Mission Ship
  • Sunk as an artificial reef off Pompano Beach, Florida in 1990.


  • Displacement 885 t.
  • Length 174' 10"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 11' 3"
  • Complement 38 (1966)
  • Speed 7.5 kts.
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox oil-fired water-tube boilers, two 500shp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft
    Replaced in 1954 by two 675 shp Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines with reduction gears.

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    Hollyhock 164k 20 September 1937
    Smithsonian Institute photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey

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