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USCGC Manzanita (WAGL 233)

Call sign (1945):
Nan - Roger - Yoke - Queen

ex-USS Manzanita
ex-USLHT Manzanita

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Love - Unit

Call sign (1927):
George - Vice - Roger - Jig

Manzanita served the Lighthouse Service, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard

Manzanita Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1908 by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey
  • Commissioned USLHT Manzanita 7 June 1908
  • Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917 and commissioned USS Manzanita
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Designated USCGC Manzanita (WAGL 233) in 1942
  • Decommissioned 29 November 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 677 t.
  • Length 190'
    1927 - 174'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 13' 3"
    1927 - 16'
  • Complement 28
    1927 - 31
  • Speed 12 kts.
    1942 - 13.5 kts.
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts in 1945
  • Propulsion: Two coal fired Scotch-type boilers (Replaced with oil fired boilers in the early 1930s), two 550hp triple expansion inverted direct acting steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Manzanita 80k Astoria, OR
    Photo from Washington Rural Heritage Community Digital Archives for Washington State website
    John Spivey
    Manzanita 115k Turn Point, WA
    Photo from Turning Point Lighthouse Preservation Society website

    Coast Guard History: After commissioning, the Manzanita and two other tenders, along with three new lightships, sailed around Cape Horn for duty along the Pacific coast. Manzanita was transferred to the Navy with the entire Lighthouse Service by Executive order 11 April 1917. She was returned to the custody of the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919. During World War II, she served out of Astoria, Oregon. In October, 1943, she laid antisubmarine cables off Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada and Dutch Harbor, Alaska

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