Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Rush - Boy
Call sign (1924):
Nan - Unit - Fox - Mike
Sunflower served the Lighthouse Service, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard
Lighthouse Tender:The second Sunflower was built in 1907 by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, DELaunched 4 August 1906Delivered 23 March 1907 and commissioned USLHS SunflowerTransferred to the War Department 24 April 1917Acquired by the NavyReturned to the Department of Commerce 1 July 1919Transferred to the Coast Guard in 1939 and designated USCGC Sunflower (WAGL 247)Decommissioned 10 January 1946 at Curtis Bay, MDSold 19 February 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 1,246 t.1919 - 728 t.Length 173' 7"Length between perpendiculars 163'Beam 31'Draft 15' 6"1919 - 15'Speed 12 kts.Complement 1907 - 321918 - 331945 - 42Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two machine gunsWorld War II - One 20mm mount and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox Scotch type coal-fired water tube boilers, two 450ihp triple expansion steam engines, two shaftsConverted from coal to oil burning in 1931.
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||29 June 1943
Photo from "U.S. Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939" by Douglas Peterson. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000
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