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USCG LIGHTSHIP 100 (LV 100 / WAL-523)


      

Photo from US Coast Guard site
"USCG LIGHTSHIP (WAL-523): 'Relief' is a 133-foot, diesel electric, single screw vessel built in 1929 at Portland, Oregon for the former U.S. Lighthouse Service. She is based at the Coast Guard Base, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco as are the other two lightships operated in the 12th CG District. She carries one officer, in command, and 18 men.
This vessel is: 133' 3" in length overall; 30' beam; 11' 9" forward draft, 13' 3" aft.; 630 tons displacement. With her diesel-electric engines this lightship can cruise 6,800 nautical miles, and her top speed is 8.0 knots. Fuel capacity is 26,000 gallons and water capacity is 11,539. WAL-523 carries one AN/SPN-11x type radar.
As a RELIEF vessel this unit relieves Lightships 612 (SAN FRANCISCO) and 605 (BLUNTS REEF) on station. Based at YBI [Yerba Buena Island] this unit has available to her all the military sources of supply found in the San Francisco Bay Area." Photo No. 12CGD-101760-1; 17 October 1960; photographer unknown.

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Album name:mitko / US - California and Hawaii
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Decommissioned May 12, 1971
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1929, LENGTH: 133'3" (loa); BEAM: 30'0"; DRAFT: 13'3"; TONNAGE: 630 displ
Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:10
Coordinates (in any format):1930-1942: Blunts Reef (CA) 1942-1945: Examination Vessel, WWII 1945-1969: Blunts Reef (CA) 1959-1969: Relief (West Coast) 1969-1971: San Francisco (CA)
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Date added:Apr 07, 2012
Keywords:California ; Lightship ; Pacific ocean ; Historic
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