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USCGC Walnut (WLM 252)
ex-USCGC Walnut (WAGL 252)
ex-USCGC Walnut

Hollyhock Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1939 by Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA
  • Delivered 27 June 1939
  • Commissioned USCGC Walnut 8 July 1939
  • Designated WAGL-252 in January 1942
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Buoy Tender WLM-252 in January 1965
  • Decommissioned in 1982, transferred in July to the Government of Honduras
  • Renamed Yojoa (FNH 252 in 1989
  • Wrecked during Hurricane Mitch in 1998.


  • Displacement 885 t.
  • Length 174' 8½"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 11' 3"
  • Complement 74 (1945)
  • Speed 12 kts.>
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts, four 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two oil fired Babcock and Wilcox water tube boilers, two 500hp triple expansion horizontal steam engines, two shafts
    Converted to diesel in 1951 with two 4-cylinder 365hp Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines
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    Size Image Description Source
    USCGC Walnut
    Walnut 172k 12 December 1939
    Off Belle Isle, MI
    U.S. Coast Guard photo
    U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    USCGC Walnut (WLM 252)
    Walnut 401k c. 1981
    U.S. Coast Guard photo from Wikipedia
    John Spivey

    There is no DANFS history available for USCGC Walnut (WLM 252)
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