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USCGC Mangrove (WAGL 232)



Call sign:
Nan - Roger - William - Xray

ex-USLHS Mangrove



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


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

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


Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1897 by Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, NJ
  • Commissioned USLHS Mangrove 1 December 1897
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 April 1898
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 18 August 1898
  • Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 1 July 1919
  • Again transferred to the Navy 1 November 1941
  • Designated WAGL 232
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 1 January 1946
  • Decommissioned 22 August 1946
  • Sold for scrap in March 1947.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 821 t.
    1919 - 572 t.
  • Length 164'
  • Length between perpendiculars 165'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 8' 6"
    1919 - 12'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 31
    1919 - 29
    1945 - 40
  • Armament: None
    1945 - Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two coal-fired Page and Burton watertube boilers, two 650shp compound inverted reciprocating steam engines, two shafts
    1919 - 550ihp.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Mangrove 196k Halftone photograph, taken during the Spanish-American War, 1898.
    Photo from the contemporary book "War in Cuba."
    Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 85646
    Robert Hurst

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    Mangrove history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website

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