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USCGC Maple (WLI 234)

Call sign:
November - Romeo - Xray - Whiskey

ex-USCGC Maple (WAGL 234)
ex-USCGC Maple

Maple served both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency

Zennia Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1939 by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Company, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Launched 29 April 1939
  • Commissioned USCGC Maple in June 1939
  • Designated WAGL-234 in 1942
  • Later reclassified as WLI-234
  • Decommissioned 1 June 1973
  • Transferred to the Navy 8 August 1973
  • Transferred to the Environmental Protection Agency at Detroit, MI 10 June 1974 and renamed RV Roger R. Simons
  • Sold in 1995
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 350 t.
  • Length 122' 3"
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 20
  • Propulsion: Two 400bhp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USCGC Maple (WLI 234)
    Maple 80k U.S. Coast Guard photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website John Spivey
    RV Roger R. Simons
    Maple 119k c. 1983
    Port Huron, MI website

    View the USCGC Maple
    Coast Guard history entry located on the USCG Historian's Office website

    Commanding Officers
    01LT G. S. Disbury, USCGJune 1939
    02Boatswain D. D. Eubanks, USCG1946
    03Chief Boatswain T. J. Downs, USCG1946
    04LTJG Carl D. Eubanks, USCG1946 - 1947
    05Boatswain H. M. Brown, USCG1947 - 1949
    06LTJG G. R. Rollinson, USCG1949
    07Chief Boatswain L. S. Autterson, USCG1949 - 1952
    08BMC C. Fitzgerald, USCG1952 - 1954
    09LT W. G. Kincaide, USCG1954 - 1955
    10Chief Boatswain Raymond R. Thiele, USCG1955 - 1958
    11Chief Boatswain A. Pietrykowski, USCG1958 - 1959
    12Chief Boatswain James L. Cropper, USCG1959
    13Chief Boatswain E. T. Rollins, USCG1959 - 1962
    14Chief Boatswain (W-3), USCG1962 - 1966
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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