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USCGC Forsythia (WAGL-63)
WLR 1
USCGC Forsythia
Career (USA) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Name: USCGC Forsythia
Namesake: Forsythia
Builder: Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego, Louisiana
Commissioned: 15 February 1943
Decommissioned: 12 August 1977
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Sycamore-class buoy tender
Displacement: 230 tons
Length: 114 ft (35 m)
Beam: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Draft: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Superior diesel engines
720 bhp (537 kW)
2 shafts
Speed: 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 24
Armament: Small arms

USCGC Forsythia (WAGL-63/WLR-63), was a 114-foot, 230-ton buoy tender of the United States Coast Guard. It was one of three such vessels (her sisters were the Dogwood (WAGL-259) and Sycamore (WAGL-268)) built to replace the stern paddlewheel steamers that the Coast Guard decided were too expensive to maintain. She was built by Avondale Marine Ways of Westwego, Louisiana, and entered service in 1943. She was stationed at Sewickley, Pennsylvania until 1963, and then Memphis, Tennessee, until she was decommissioned in 1977.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Forsythia, 1943". U.S. Coast Guard Cutter History. 2012. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Forsythia_1943.pdf. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 

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