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ex-USLHS Ivy

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

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

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

Magnolia Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Ivy was built in 1904 by the Baltimore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Baltimore, MD
  • Comissioned USLHS Ivy, 9 May 1904
  • Transferred to the Navy 25 May 1917 via the War Department
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Decommissioned 6 November 1940
  • Sold 25 April 1941
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 910 t.
    1919 - 550 t.
  • Length 173'
  • Length between perpendiculars 165'
  • Beam 30' 5"
    1919 - 30'
  • Draft 13' 1"
    1919 - 13'
  • Speed 9 kts.
    1945 - 10 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1919 - 29
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Two Page and Burton watertube boilers and two 700shp compound surface condensing steam engines, two shafts
    Converted to diesel engines in March 1930.
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    Ivy 38k Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina Robert Hurst

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

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