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USCGC Marigold (WAGL 235)



Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Xray - Yoke

ex-USLHS Marigold



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


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

Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Marigold was laid down 4 March 1890 by the Detroit Dry Dock Co., Wyandotte, WI
  • Commissioned USLHS Marigold 4 October 1890
  • Acquired by the Navy 11 April 1917
  • Returned to the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919
  • Rebuilt in 1919
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard in 1938 and commissioned USCGC Marigold (WAGL 235)
  • Decommissioned 3 October 1945
  • Sold 19 October 1946 to Ira J. Lyons of Whitehall, MI, renamed Miss Mudhen II and converted to a dredge
  • Sold in 1960 to Estella M. Lyons of Whitehall
  • Sold in 1964 to Robert K. Youngstrom of Mears, MI
  • Sold again in 1964 to the Michigan Dredging Co. of Hart, MI
  • Sold in 1973 to R.N.H., Inc. of Saginaw, MI
  • Sold in 1977 to the Michigan Dredging Co. of Saginaw
  • Sold again in 1977 to Bay Harbor, Inc. of Bay City, MI
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 696 t.
    1919 - 454 t.
  • Length 160'
  • Length between perpendiculars 150'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 11'
    1919 - 12'
  • Speed 1891 - 10 kts.
    1945 - 11 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1917 - 31
    1919 - 25
    1945 - 39
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Two cylindrical tublar Scotch boilers, one 550ihp triple expansion inverted cylinder steam engine, one shaft
    1947 - Converted to diesel.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Marigold 91k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Marigold 70k c. 1906
    Stranded in ice off Whitefish, Michigan
    Tommy Trampp
    Marigold 173k 24 June 1941
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina
    Robert Hurst

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    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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