Call sign (1924):
Nan - Love - Fox - Able
Call sign (1927):
George - Vice - Roger - Love
Kukui 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 JerseyLaunched 25 April 1908Commissioned USLHT Kukui 1 August 1908Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917 and commissioned USS KukuiReturned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919Designated WAGL-225 in 1942On 28 May 1942 On 28 May 1942 she was badly burned from a pier fire and beached at Argentia, Newfoundland, CanadaRepaired and returned to service 16 October 1942Decommissioned 1 February 1946Sold 8 April 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 1,081 t.1927 - 766 t.Length 190'1927 - 174'Beam 30'Draft 13' 3"1927 - 16'Complement 341927 - 311945 - 44Speed 12 kts.1945 - 13.5 kts.Armament: None1944 - Five 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two coal fired Scotch-type boilers, two 550hp triple expansion inverted direct-acting steam engines, two shafts1932 - Replaced with new water tubed oil fired boilers.
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Kaua'i, Territory of Hawaii
Anchored off Kilauea Point Light Station
Photo from the Edgecomb collection
|University of Hawaii at Mănoa