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USCGC Beech (WAGL 205)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - William - King


Hawthorn served both the U.S. Light House Service and Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter:

  • Built in 1927 by Southern Shipyard Corp., Newport News, VA
  • Commissioned USLHT Beech in January 1928
  • Reclassified USCGC Beech (WAGL 205) in 1938
  • Decommission 23 January 1963
  • Sold 28 August 1964 to the Great Lakes Survey Corp. of Milwaukee, WI and renamed Telson Lady
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 255 t.
  • Length 101' 3"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 7' 3"
  • Complement 13
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Propulsion: One coal-fired water-tube Almy boiler, one 200hp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft
    Replaced in 1940 with one 300hp Cooper-Bessemer diesel engine.

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