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USCGC Willow (WAGL 253)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Xray - Oboe

USLHS Willow

Lighthouse Service Tender:

  • Built in 1927 by Dubuque Boat and Boiler Co., Dubuque, Iowa
  • Commissioned 4 October 1927
  • Merged with the Coast Guard in 1939 and designated WAGL-253
  • Decommissioned 1 March 1945 and transferred to the U.S. Corps of Engineers for use as a Quarters Boat (QB 2732)
  • Sold in 1962 to A. J. Baron of Paducah, KY
  • Sold in 1965 to the W. S. Young Construction Co.
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,070 t.
  • Length 200'
  • Beam 65'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 7.5 kts.
  • Complement 21
    1944 - 44
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Six oil-fired Western River boilers, two 800shp non-condensing steam engines, two 23.5' diameter 9' wide independent wood side-paddle wheels.
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    Willow 100k Photo by Esther F. Cohn Tommy Trampp

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