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USCGC Larkspur (WAGL 226)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Xray - Fox

ex-USLHT Larkspur

Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Pup - Mike

Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Larkspur was built in 1903 by the Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond, NY
  • Commissioned USLHT Larkspur 24 February 1903
  • Acquired by the Navy 11 April 1917
  • Returned to the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919
  • Laid up in June 1933
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard in 1939 and designated USCGC Larkspur (WAGL 226)
  • Decommissioned 10 January 1946 at Curtis Bay, MD
  • Sold 19 February 1947 to W. B. Fountain
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 888 t.
    1919 - 685 t.
  • Length 169' 2"
  • Length between perpendiculars 162'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 10' 6"
    1919 - 14'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 29
    1919 - 30
    1945 - 41
  • Armament: None
    World War II - Two 20mm mounts and one short depth charge track
  • Propulsion: Two water tube express boilers, two 375ihp vertical inverted compound fore and aft express steam engines, two shafts
    Converted from coal to oil burning in 1938.
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    Larkspur 141k 29 June 1943
    Photo from "U.S. Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939" by Douglas Peterson. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000
    Robert Hurst

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