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ex-USLHS Ivy

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - King - Vice

Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Pup - Rush

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

Magnolia Class Lighthouse Tender:

  • The second Ivy was built in 1904 by the Baltimore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Baltimore, MD
  • Commissioned USLHS Ivy, 9 May 1904
  • Transferred to the Navy 25 May 1917 via the War Department
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Decommissioned 6 November 1940
  • Sold 25 April 1941
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 910 t.
    1919 - 550 t.
  • Length 173'
  • Length between perpendiculars 165'
  • Beam 30' 5"
    1919 - 30'
  • Draft 13' 1"
    1919 - 13'
  • Speed 9 kts.
    1945 - 10 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1919 - 29
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Two Page and Burton watertube boilers and two 700shp compound surface condensing steam engines, two shafts
    Converted to diesel engines in March 1930.

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    Ivy 393k

    Ivy - A European evergreen shrub of the climbing variety, or one of various other climbing plants

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 15 February 2022
    Ivy 38k Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina Robert Hurst
    Ivy 107k c. 1935
    Key West, FL
    Photo courtesy of Dale MacDonald from U.S. Lighthouse Society website
    John Spivey

    Commanding Officers
    01Master P. L. Cosgrove, LHS1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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

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