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Lighthouse Tender Photo Archive
Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - George - Mike
Arbutus served the Lighthouse Service and the U.S. Navy
Lighthouse Tender:The second Arbutus was built in 1879 by William J. Malster and Co., Baltimore, MarylandCommissioned USLHT Arbutus in September 1879Transferred to the Navy by Executive Order of 16 April 1917Commissioned USS Arbutus 4 June 1917Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919Laid up due to a lack of funding in January 1921Decommissioned 8 April 1924Sold 3 March 1925Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 500 t.Length 145'Beam 25'Draft 10' 7"Complement 19 (1907), 22 (1917)Speed 13Propulsion: Two coal fired boilers, one 400bhp steam engines, one shaft.
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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