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USCGC Cypress (WAGL 211)

Call sign (1942):
Nan - Roger - William - William

ex-USLHT Cypress

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Love - Mike

Cypress 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
  • Launched 5 November 1908
  • Commissioned USLHT Cypress 21 July 1909
  • Transferred to the Navy 11 April 1917 and commissioned USS Cypress
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Designated WAGL-211 in 1942
  • Decommissioned 26 August 1946
  • Sold 18 March 1947 to Andreadis G. Spyros and Henry C. Crowe. She was renamed M/V Drafin by her new owners
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1081 t.
  • Length 190'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 13' 3"
  • Complement 34
    1944 - 44
  • Speed 12 kts. (1908) - 13.5 kts. (1942)
  • Armament: None
    1944 - One 3'/23 mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two coal fired Scotch-type boilers, two 550hp triple expansion inverted direct acting steam engines, two shafts
    1932 - Replaced with new water tubed oil fired boilers.

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    Cypress 66k U.S. Coast Guard photo U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office

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