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Lighthouse Tender Photo Archive
USAT Heather (FS 534)
Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - King - Love
Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Pup - Love
Heather served the U. S. Lighthouse Service, the Navy, the Coast Guard and the Army
Lighthouse Tender:Built in 1903 by Moran Shipbuilding, Seattle, WACommissioned USLHS Heather 10 June 1903Acquired by the Navy 11 April 1917Returned to the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919Transferred to the Coast Guard in 1939 and designated USCGC HeatherDecommissioned 1 September 1940, loaned to the War Department and renamed USAT Heather (FS 534)Permanently transferred to the War Department 6 September 1940Sold to a foreign buyer after the war and worked off the China coast in the 1950sFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 831 t.1917 - 731 t.1919 - 631 t.Length 178' 6"Length between perpendiculars 165'Beam 28' 6"1919 - 28'Draft 14' 11"1917 - 8'1919 - 15'Complement 271917 - 26Propulsion: Two Scotch-type boilers, one 750shp vertical condensing fore and aft compound steam engine, one shaft1919 - 685ihp1930 - Converted to diesel.
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Corps of Engineers, Seattle District photo from "U.S. Army Ships and Watercraft of World War II" by David H. Grover
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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