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USCGC Cedar (WAGL 207)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Yoke - Charlie

ex-USS Cedar
ex-USLHT Cedar

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

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Love - Watch

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

Lighthouse Tender/Patrol Vessel:

  • Built in 1917 by the Craig Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CA
  • Commissioned USLHT Cedar 30 June 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy in August 1917 and commissioned USS Cedar
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service in July 1919
  • Reclassified as USCGC Cedar in 1939
  • Designated WAGL-207 during World War II
  • Decommissioned 29 June 1950 and laid up at Seattle, WA
  • Sold for scrap 27 June 1955 to Zidell Explorations, Inc. of Portland, OR.


  • Displacement 1,970 t.
    1919 - 1,245 t.
  • Length 200' 8"
  • Length between perpendiculars 188'
  • Beam 36' 6"
  • Draft 13' 6"
    1919 - 18' 5"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 29
    1919 - 32
  • Armament: None
    1943 - One 20mm mount and one depth charge track
    1945 - Two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two Scotch boilers, one 1,455ihp California Shipbuilding triple-expansion reciprocating vertical inverted steam engine, one shaft.
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    CedarI 182k

    Cedar - A fragrant evergreen of the pine family

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 18 February 2022
    CedarI 98k 13 May 1944
    Seattle, WA
    U.S. Navy photo
    Al Bechyne
    CedarI 55k 13 May 1944
    Seattle, WA
    Robert Hurst
    CedarI 98k Post World War II Al Bechyne

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