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USCGC Goldenrod (WLR 213)
ex-USCGC Goldenrod (WAGL 213)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Xray - Roger

ex-USLHT Goldenrod

Goldenrod served both the U.S. Light House Service and Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter:

  • The second Goldenrod was built in 1938 by Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Commissioned USLHT Goldenrod 2 June 1938
  • Reclassified USCGC Goldenrod (WAGL 213) in 1939
  • Reclassified as a River Buoy Tender WLR-213
  • Decommissioned 26 May 1973
  • Transferred 26 September 1973 to the National Science Foundation
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 193 t.
  • Length 103' 6"
  • Beam 24'
  • Draft 5' 9"
  • Complement 15
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Propulsion: Two 150hp Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines (Replaced with two 800bhp General Motor 8-268Adiesel engines in the early 1960s), two shafts.
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    Goldenrod 59k c. 1955
    Photo from Dick's Towboat Gallery website
    Courtesy of William P. Cheshire
    John Spivey
    Goldenrod 117k U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    Photo added 22 December 2021

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