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USCGC Crocus (WAGL 210)



Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Xray - Uncle

ex-USLHT Crocus



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


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


Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Crocus was built in 1904 by the Townsend-Downey Company, Shooters Islands, Richmond, NY
  • Comissioned USLHT Crocus, 26 July 1905
  • Transferred to the Navy at the beginning of World War I
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Designated WAGL-210 in 1942
  • Decommissioned 13 July 1946.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 910 t.
    1919 - 626 t.
  • Length 164' 7"
  • Length between perpendiculars 155'
  • Beam 29'
  • Draft 12' 3"
    1919 - 14'
    1945 - 13'
  • Speed 9 kts.
    1945 - 10 kts.
  • Complement 31
    1919 - 32
    1908 - 25
    1945 - 39
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Two Scotch coal burning boilers and two 720shp vertical inverted compound reciprocating steam engines, two shafts
    1919 - 700ihp
    Converted to oil in 1932..
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    Crocus 66k Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina Robert Hurst

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