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USAT Col. Charles L. Willard
ex-USS Madroņo
ex-USLHT Madroņo



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - Mike - Vice



Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Nan - Fox

Lighthouse Tender:

  • Laid down in 1884 by John H. Dialogue, Camden, New Jersey
  • Commissioned USLHS Madroņo 14 September 1885
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 November 1917
  • Returned to the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919
  • Decommissioned in 1927 and sold
  • Acquired by the U.S. Army and renamed Colonel Charles L. Willard
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 806 t.
    1917 - 241 t.
    1919 - 411 t.
  • Length 180' 6"
    1917 - 180'
  • Length between perpendiculars 164'
  • Beam 27' 6"
    1919 - 27'
  • Draft 11' 6"
    1917 - 10' 6"
    1919 - 15'
  • Complement 26
    1917 - 25
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Two coal -fired return-flue boilers, one 700bhp compound inverted fore and aft surface condensing steam engine, one shaft
    1917 - One diesel engine
    1919- 750ihp


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    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Madroņo 387k This rare shot from a glass negative shows how she looked in 1891
    Photo from "U.S. Army Ships and Watercraft of World War II" by David H. Grover
    Robert Hurst

    View the Madroņo
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    and
    the Coast Guard history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website

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