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USCGC Dahlia (WAGL 288)
ex-USCGC Dahlia

Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Dahlia was laid down in 1933 by Great Lakes Engineering Works, River Rouge, Michigan
  • Commissioned USCGC Dahlia in August 1933
  • Designated WAGL-288 in 1942
  • Decommissioned 9 October 1964
  • Sold 20 May 1965 to the government of Suriname
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 160 t.
  • Length 81' 2"
  • Beam 21'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 16 (1936)
  • Propulsion: One 235bhp Winton diesel engine (Replaced with one General Motors diesel engine after World War II), one shaft.
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    Dahlia 73b

    DahliaA genus of flowers of the aster family

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 19 February 2022
    Dahlia 103b c. 1940
    U.S. Coast Guard photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey

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