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USCGC Anemone (WAGL 202)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - William - Xray

ex-USLHT Anemone

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - Boy - Pup

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

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

Manzanita Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Anemone was built in 1908 by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey
  • Commissioned USLHT Anemone 25 July 1908
  • Transferred to the Navy by Executive Order of 16 April 1917
  • Commissioned USS Anemone 16 May 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 4 March 1919 and returned to the Lighthouse Service
  • Transferred to the Navy again under Executive Order 8929 of 1 November 1941
  • Designated WAGL-202
  • Decommissioned 1 July 1946 and transferred to the Philippines
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 677 t.
  • Length 190'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 15' 5½"
  • Complement 26
    1927 - 34
  • Speed 13
  • Armament: One 6-pounder. Later one 3"/50, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two coal fired Scotch-type water tube boilers (converted from coal to oil fired in 1932 and new boilers), two 550hp triple expansion inverted direct acting steam engines, two shafts.
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    Anemone 68k

    Anemone - A member of a species of a large genus of the buttercup family

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 9 March 2022
    Anemone 278k Lighthouse Service photo The J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog

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