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USCGC Manzanita (WAGL 223)

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

ex-USLHT Manzanita

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Love - Unit

Manzanita 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 Manzanita 7 June 1908
  • Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917 and commissioned USS Manzanita
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Designated WAGL-223
  • Decommissioned 29 November 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 677 t.
  • Length 190'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 10' 7"
  • Complement 25 - (28 in 1908)
  • Speed 12 kts. (1908) - 13.5 kts. (1942)
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts in 1945
  • Propulsion: Two coal fired Scotch-type boilers (Replaced with oil fired boilers in the early 1030s), two 550hp triple expansion inverted direct acting steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Columbine 80k Astoria, OH
    Photo from Washington Rural Heritage Community Digital Archives for Washington State website
    John Spivey
    Photos added 7 March 2021
    Columbine 115k Turn Point, WA
    Photo from Turning Point Lighthouse Preservation Society website
    Columbine 230k Alongside the wharf of the U. S. Buoy and Supply Depot, Astoria, Oregon, in 1894. Manzanita on the left with USLHT Columbine on the right
    U.S. Navy photo NH 55298-A
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Columbine 250k At Victoria, British Columbia, on 26 May 1894. USLHT Columbine on the left with Manzanita to the right
    Courtesy Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, MC, USN
    U.S. Navy photo NH 55299

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

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