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USCGC Camellia (WAGL 206)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Xray - Item

ex-USLHT Camellia

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

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

Camellia served the Navies of the United States and the Dominican Republic

Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1911 by the Racine Boat Manufacturing Co., Muskegon, MI
  • Commissioned USLHT Camellia 13 July 1911
  • Transferred to the War Department in 1917
  • Transferred to the Navy 1 July 1917
  • Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919
  • Designated WAGL-206 in 1942
  • Decommissioned 18 August 1947
  • Sold 29 December 1947
  • Transferred to the Dominican Republic in 1949 and renamed Capotillo (FB 101)
  • Reclassified as Service Craft No. 1
  • Still in service in the 1980s
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 377 t.
    1919 - 276 t.
  • Length 116' 7"
  • Length between perpendiculars 106'
  • Beam 24'; Draft 10'; Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 16
    1919 - 21
  • Propulsion: Two water tube Almy type boilers, two 280ihp triple-expansion inverted direct acting steam engines, one shaft
    1933 - Replaced by two Atlas Imperial diesel engines.

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    Size Image Description Source
    USLHT Camellia
    Camellia 79k

    Camellia - An eastern tropical flowering shrub

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 18 February 2022
    Camellia 84k The Old Guard Website
    Capotillo (FB 101)
    Camellia 63k c. 1953
    Dominican Navy photo from the 1954/55 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

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