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USCGC Rose (WAGL 242)



Call sign (1942):
Nan - Yoke - Roger - Tare

ex-USS Rose
ex-USLHT Rose



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - Sail - Dog


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

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


Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Rose was built in 1916 by the Anderson Steamboat Company, Seattle, Washington
  • Launched 25 April 1908
  • Commissioned USLHT Rose 8 August 1916
  • Transferred to the Navy 16 July 1917 and commissioned USS Rose
  • Decommissioned 22 November 1918
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 13 June 1919
  • Designated WAGL-242 in 1942
  • Decommissioned 15 October 1947
  • Sold 14 June 1948 to Canadian interests and renamed Northern Express
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 567 t.
    1927 - 395 t.
  • Length 127' 9"
    1927 - 119'
  • Beam 24' 6"
    1927 - 24'
  • Draft 9' 4"
    1927 - 11'
  • Complement 20
    1927 - 21
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Armament: None
    1917 - Three 6-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two oil fired Almy-type water tube boilers, two 165hp triple expansion inverted direct-acting steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Rose 219k Postcard Lighthouse Digest The Magazine of Lighthouses
    Rose 52k c. 1923
    U.S. Lighthouse Service photo
    John Spivey
    Photo added 1 August 2021

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

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