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USCGC Tulip (WAGL 249)

Call sign (1945):
Nan - Roger - William - George

ex-USLHT Tulip

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Xray - Xray

Call sign (1927):
George - Vice - Roger - Cast

Tulip served the Lighthouse Service, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard

Manzanita Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Tulip was built in 1908 by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey
  • Launched 16 April 1908
  • Commissioned USLHT Tulip 14 July 1908
  • Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917
  • Commissioned USS Tulip 5 December 1917
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard 1 July 1939 and commissioned USCGC Tulip (WAGL 249)
  • Decommissioned 1 December 1945 and transferred to the Philippines
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,081 t.
  • Length 190'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 13' 3"
  • Complement 34
    1945 - 44
  • Speed 12 kts.
    1945 - 13.5 kts.
  • Armament: None
    1944 - One 3"/23 mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two coal fired Scotch-type boilers (Replaced with oil fired boilers in the early 1930s), two 550hp triple expansion inverted direct acting steam engines, two shafts.
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    Tulip 169k 9 March 1921
    U.S. Lighthouse Service photo
    The J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog

    View the Tulip
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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