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USCGC Sequoia (WAGL 243)

Call sign (1945):
Nan - Roger - Yoke - Mike

ex-USLHT Sequoia

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Love - Vice

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

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

Manzanita Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1908 by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey
  • Commissioned USLHT Sequoia 13 August 1908
  • Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917
  • Commissioned USS Sequoia 5 December 1917
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Designated WAGL-243 in 1939
  • Decommissioned 1 July 1946
  • Transferred to the Philippines in October 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 677 t.
  • Length 174'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 13' 3"
    1927 - 16'
  • Complement 28
    1927 - 31
  • Speed 12 kts.
    1945 - 13.5 kts.
  • Armament: None
    1945 - One 3"/50 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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    Sequoia 24k U.S. Coast Guard photo U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office

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