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USCGC Lilac (WAGL-227)
USCGC Lilac April 2017
Lilac docked at Pier 25 in Manhattan, April 2017.
Career (United States) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Name: USCGC Lilac (WAGL-227)
Ordered: 13 April 1931
Builder: Pusey & Jones Company
Cost: $334,900
Launched: 26 May 1933
Commissioned: 1933
Decommissioned: 3 February 1972
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics [1]
Type: Lighthouse tender
Displacement: 799 tons
Length: 173 ft 4 in (52.83 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10 m)
Draft: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Installed power:
  • 2 triple-expansion steam engines;
  • 2 Babcock & Wilcox watertube boilers
Propulsion:
  • Twin screws
  • 1,000 shp (750 kW)
  • Speed: 11 knots maximum
    Range: 1,734 nm @ 10.0 knots
    Complement: 38
    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    • SPN-11 radar
    • UNQ-1 sonar (1961)
    Armament:
  • 1 x 3"/50 caliber gun;
  • 2 x 20 mm/80 caliber single mount cannons;
  • 2 depth charge tracks
  • The USCGC Lilac (WAGL/WLM-227) is a former Coast Guard lighthouse tender currently located in New York City. The Lilac is America's only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender. It was built in 1933 at the Pusey & Jones Shipyard in Wilmington, Delaware.[2] In the 1950s she assisted several ships that collided. Decommissioned in 1972, she was donated to the Harry Lundeburg Seamanship School of Seafarers International Union.[2] She was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 7, 2005.[3] She is a museum ship, docked at Pier 25, near North Moore Street in Manhattan.

    ReferencesEdit

    1. "Lilac, 1933". https://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Lilac_1933.pdf. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
    2. 2.0 2.1 Brouwer, Norman. "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Lilac". July 2004. National Park Service. http://lilacpreservationproject.org/images/Lilac_nomination_for_historic_places.pdf. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
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