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USCGC Alder (WAGL 216)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Item - Yoke

ex-USLHT Alder

Alder served both the U.S. Lighthouse Service and Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter:

  • Built in 1916 as Lummi at Tacoma, WA
  • Acquired in March 1924 and placed in service as USLHT Alder
  • Exploded and sank in 1929 but was soon after re-floated and rebuilt
  • Commissioned USCGC Alder (WAGL 216) in December 1940
  • Decommissioned 11 December 1947
  • Sold 14 June 1948 and renamed Acme
  • Registered in 1949 to Acme Fisheries, Inc., of Seattle, WA as the fishing boat Acme
  • Sold in 1960 and renamed Lummi
  • Foundered and sank 15 November 1960 off the coast of Baja, CA.


  • Displacement 80 t.
    1949 - 59 t.
  • Length 72'
    1949 - 64.2'
  • Beam 16'
    1949 - 16.3'
  • Draft 7' 6"
    1949 - 8.2'
  • Complement 13 (1942)
    1949 - 10
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Armament: One depth charge track (1945)
  • Propulsion: One 110bhp Atlas Imperial diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Alder 117k

    Alder - Any of various deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Alnus, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having alternate simple toothed leaves and tiny fruits in woody, cone-like catkins

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