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USCGC Narcissus (WLI 238)

Call sign:
November - Romeo - Whiskey - Oscar

ex-USCGC Narcissus (WAGL 238)
ex-USCGC Narcissus

Zinnia Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1939 by John H. Mathis Company, Camden, New Jersey
  • Launched 29 April 1939
  • Commissioned USCGC Narcissus in 1939
  • Designated WAGL-238 in 1942
  • Reclassified as WLI-238 in 1966
  • Decommissioned 11 March 1971, sold to Guyana and renamed Maripa
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 355 t.
  • Length 122' 2"
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 43
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks (World War II), none in peace time
  • Propulsion: Two 215 bhp Superior diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Narcissus 126k U.S. Coast Guard photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website John Spivey

    View the USCGC Narcissus (WLI 238)
    Coast Guard history entry located on the USCG Historian's Office website
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    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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