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USCGC Aster (WAGL 269)
ex-USLHT Aster

Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Aster was laid down in 1921 by M. M. Flechas, Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Commissioned USLHT Aster 17 January 1922
  • Designated WAGL-269 during World War II
  • Decommissioned 24 January 1946
  • Sold 2 October 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 109 t.
  • Length 75' 10"
  • Beam 21' 8"
  • Draft 5' 7"
  • Speed 7.8 kts.
  • Complement 10 (1922)
  • Armament: Two 20-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two 4-cylinder Standard gasoline engines (Replaced in 1932 by two 45hp Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines), two shafts.
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    Aster 75b c. 1922
    U.S. Coast Guard photo from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey
    Aster 74b c. 1922
    U.S. Coast Guard photo
    USCG Historian's Office website

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