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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
USCGC Palmetto (WAGL 265)
Nan - Roger - William - Yoke
Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Love - Dog
Crocus served the U. S. Lighthouse Service, Navy and Coast Guard.
Magnolia Class Lighthouse Tender:The second Palmetto was laid down 3 September 1915 at the Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock and Repair Co., Jacksonville, FLLaunched 30 June 1916Commissioned USLHS Palmetto, 19 March 1917Designated WAGL-265Transferred to the Navy 1 November 1941Returned to the Coast Guard 1 January 1946Decommissioned 23 May 1958Sold 13 April 1959 at Charleston, SCFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 170 t.1919 - 156 t.Length 90'Length between perpendiculars 88.9'Beam 22'Draft 4'1919 - 8.5'1945 - 7' 6"Speed 7.5 kts.Complement 111919 - 12Propulsion: Two 150hp four-cylinder gasoline engines, replaced by two 350bhp Superior diesel engines in 1930, two shafts.
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||22 February 1946
Off the South Carolina coast
Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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