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USCGC Levi Woodbury
ex-USRC Levi Woodbury
ex-USRC Mahoning

Call sign (1926):
Love - George - Jig - Pup

Woodbury served the Revenue Cutter Service, U. S. Navy and the Coast Guard

Patuxent Class Revenue Cutter:

  • The second Levi Woodbury was built in 1863 as Mahoning by J. W. Lynn and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
  • Launched 29 July 1863
  • Commissioned USRC Mahoning 18 July 1864
  • Renamed Levi Woodbury 5 June 1873
  • Acquired by the Navy in April 1898 and known simply as Woodbury
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 17 August 1898
  • Decommissioned 19 July 1915 at Portland, ME after the creation of the Coast Guard, having been one of the longest serving cutters in the Revenue Cutter Service's history
  • Sold 10 August 1915 to shipbroker Thomas Butler and Co. of Boston, MA for $4,286.00
  • Resold in 1915 to Lake Submarine Torpedo Boat Co. of Bridgeport, CT for use as a barge/tender and renamed Laksco
  • Sold in 1920 to the Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corp. of New York, NY as the wrecking steamer Laksco
  • Abandoned in 1928
  • Disappeared from shipping records in 1932
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 350 t.
    1926 - 326 t.
  • Length 138'
    1915 - 165'
    1926 - 148.6'
  • Beam 26' 6"
    1926 - 28.6'
  • Draft 11'
    1915 - 8'
    1926 - 11'
  • Complement 41
    1926 - Five
  • Armament: One 30 pound Parrott rifle and five 24 pound howitzers
  • Propulsion: One 2-oscillating cylinders steam engine, one shaft
    1915 - One 200hp Wolverine kerosene (diesel) engine
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    Size Image Description Source
    USRC Levi Woodbury
    Woodbury 215k Levi Woodbury, after 1873 when she was rebuilt as a screw steamer
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo from "Warships of the Civil War Navies" by Paul H. Silverstone
    Robert Hurst
    Woodbury 63k Underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 30 April 1898. This image shows Woodbury outfitted for naval service during the Spanish-American War
    Photo from Coast Guard History website
    Woodbury 47k Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Woodbury 84k Photo from "U.S. Warships of World War I" by P. H. Silverstone
    Woodbury 60k Photo from the November 1917 edition of Motorship magazine Gary Priolo
    Woodbury 389k 2 January 1919
    Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport, CT
    Submarines R-21 (SS 98), R-22 (SS 99), R-23 (SS 100), R-24 (SS 101) and R-27 (SS 104) fitting out with Laksco in the background
    Lake Torpedo Boat Co. photo from the National Archives
    Sean Hert

    View the Levi Woodbury
    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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