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Lighthouse Tender Photo Archive
USCGC Kukui (WAGL 225)
Call sign (1942):
Nan - Roger - Xray - Love
Call sign (1924):
Nan - Love - Fox
Kukui 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 JerseyLaunched 25 April 1908Commissioned USLHT Kukui 1 August 1908Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917 and commissioned USS KukuiReturned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919Designated WAGL-225 in 1942On 28 May 1942 On 28 May 1942 she was badly burned from a pier fire and beached at Argentia, Newfoundland, CanadaRepaired and returned to service 16 October 1942Decommissioned 1 February 1946Sold 8 April 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 1,081 t.Length 190'Beam 30'Draft 13' 3"Complement 341945 - 44Speed 12 kts.1945 - 13.5 kts.Armament: None1944 - Five 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two coal fired Scotch-type boilers, two 550hp triple expansion inverted direct-acting steam engines, two shafts1932 - Replaced with new water tubed oil fired boilers.
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Kaua'i, Territory of Hawaii
Anchored off Kilauea Point Light Station
Photo from the Edgecomb collection
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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