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USCGC Mistletoe (WLM 237)

Call sign:
November - Romeo - Yankee - Sierra

ex-USCGC Mistletoe (WAGL 237)
ex-USCGC Mistletoe

Violet Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Mistletoe was built in 1939 by Pusey and Jones Company, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Launched 29 April 1939
  • Commissioned USCGC Mistletoe 15 September 1939
  • Designated WAGL-234 in 1942
  • Reclassified as WLM-237 in 1966
  • Decommissioned 27 September 1968
  • Sold 14 August 1969
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 799 t.
  • Length 173' 4"
  • Beam 34'
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 41 (1945)
    1961 - 38
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks (World War II), none in peace time
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox watertube boilers, two 500shp triple-expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Mistletoe 98k c. 1947
    U.S. Coast Guard photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey

    View the USCGC Mistletoe
    Coast Guard history entry located on the USCG Historian's Office website
    View the USCGC Mistletoe (WLM 237)
    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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