Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

USCGC Palmetto (WAGL 265)



Call sign:
Nan - Roger - William - Yoke

ex-USLHS Palmetto



Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Love - Dog

Crocus served the U. S. Lighthouse Service, Navy and Coast Guard.


Magnolia Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Palmetto was laid down 3 September 1915 at the Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock and Repair Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 30 June 1916
  • Comissioned USLHS Palmetto, 19 March 1917
  • Designated WAGL-265
  • Transferred to the Navy 1 November 1941
  • Returned to the Coast Guard 1 January 1946
  • Decommissioned 23 May 1958
  • Sold 13 April 1959 at Charleston, SC
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 170 t.
    1919 - 156 t.
  • Length 90'
  • Length between perpendiculars 88.9'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 4'
    1919 - 8.5'
    1945 - 7' 6"
  • Speed 7.5 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1919 - 12
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Two 150hp four-cylinder gasoline engines, replaced by two 350bhp Superior diesel engines in 1930, two shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Palmetto 92k 22 February 1946
    Off the South Carolina coast
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina
    Robert Hurst

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

    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Unnumbered Ships Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History