U.S. Coast Guard Tenders - 1915 Through WWII

(WAG, WAGB, WAGL, WLB, WLM, WLI, WLR, WIX)

Most recent update: February 14, 2016.


This table lists those tenders and other service vessels built or acquired by the U.S. Coast Guard from its formal organization in 1915 through the end of WWII.  If you have any additional data or see any errors, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com  

Type # Later Name Shipbuilder Location Hull # LDT LOA Delivered Acq'd. Disposition
Unnumbered Tenders
B and S Tender     Fern Hall Bros. SB Winslow WA   317 112 25-Jun-15 1915 Sold 1934
L'House Tender     Laurel Spedden SB Baltimore MD   299 104 1915 1915 Sold 1931
Harbor Cutter     Magothy   West Bay City MI   83 102 1895 1916 From PHS, sold 1920
Harbor Cutter     Tioga M. M. Davis Solomons MD   131 82 1916 1916 Sold 1930
River Tender     Dandelion Weyerhauser & Deukanan Rock Island IL   302 140   1917 Ex-F. Weyerhauser, sold 1926
Derrick Barge     Elm Rice Bros. East Boothbay ME   318 101 1919 1919 Sold 1932
Ferry     Kankakee Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   383 182 19-Oct-19 1919 Sold 1936
Ferry     Yocona Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   383 182 19-Oct-19 1919 Sold 1925
L'House Tender     Cosmos   City Island NY   61 75 1909 1919 From USN 1919, sold 1936
L'House Tender     Col Hodgson William J, Abbott Milford DE   172 115 1915 1920 Sold 1926
L'House Tender     Gen Gibson   Brooklyn NY   172 115 1922 1920 Sold 1926
L'House Tender     Pyxie       163 89 1909 1922 Ex-General Ayres, returned to owner 1925
L'House Tender     Sundew       710 101 1919 1922 Ex-Captain Long, sold 1941
Training Ship     Hamilton Bath Iron Works Bath ME   1,000 168 1896 1922 Ex-USS Vicksburg (PG), to WSA 1946
Floating Base     City Point   Greenport NY     110 1913 1924  
Floating Base     Moccasin   Lybeck FL     102 1921 1924 Ex-Liberator, struck 1927
Floating Base     Colfax         128 1924 1924 Ex-General Ingalls, sold 1928
Floating Base     Pickering         128 1924 1924 Ex-General Allison, scrapped 1928
Floating Base     Wayanda         128 1924 1924 Ex-Colonel Baldwin, scrapped 1934
Harbor Cutter     Redwing Baltimore SB & DD Baltimore MD   1,215 188 1919 1924 Ex-AM 48, sank 1943
Floating Base     Argus         128 1925 1925 Ex-Major Pickett, to USPHS 1929
Training Ship     El Cano Krupp AG Kiel, Germany   327 145 1927 1938 Ex-Pioneer, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     American Seaman Skinner & Eddy Seattle WA   5,194 380 1919 1939 Ex-Edgemoor, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     Joseph Conrad Burmeister & Wain Copenhagen, Denmark   500 165 1882 1939 Ex-George Stage, to WSA 1942, to Mystic Seaport 1945
Training Ship     Tusitala R. Steel Greenock, Scotland     261 1883 1940 Ex-Sophie, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     American Mariner Bethlehem-Fairfield Baltimore MD 2007 3,380 441 1941 1940 Ex-George Calvert, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     American Sailor Skinner & Eddy Seattle WA   5,194 380 1919 1941 Ex-Edgemont, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     Bay State Harlan & Hollingsworth Wilmington DE     274 1878 1941 Ex-Nantucket, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     Boston       4,989 385 1924 1941 To WSA 1942
Training Ship     Delta Queen California Tptn Stockton CA   1,837 250 1928 1941 To WSA 1942
Training Ship     Empire State A.I.S.C. Hog Island PA   5,194 380 1919 1941 Ex-Procyon, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     New York       4,989 385 1924 1941 To WSA 1942
Training Ship     Vema       770 182 1923 1941 Ex-Hussar, to WSA 1942
Training Ship     Alleghanny Federal SB Kearny NJ   14,460 351 1923 1941 To WSA 1942
Training Ship     Berkshire Federal SB Kearny NJ   14,460 351 1923 1941 To WSA 1942
Training Ship     City of Chattanooga Newport News SB Newport News VA   5,861 382 1923 1941 To WSA 1942
Repair Ship     Duluth Chicago SB Chicago IL 64 4,869 381 1903 1944 Decommissioned 1945
Repair Ship     J. E. Gorman Great Lakes EW St. Clair MI 61 3,861 383 1909 1944 Sold 1947
Towboat     Franklin D. Roosevelt Midland Barge Midland PA   495 160 1933 1944 Ex-towboat Huck Finn, returmed to owner 1944
Trawler     East Breeze P. Smit Rotterdam, Holland   1,015 183 1944 1944 Ex-Externsteine, captured 1944, to USN 1945 as USS Callao
Numbered Tenders
WAGL 242   Rose Anderson Steamboat Co. Seattle WA   567   8-Aug-16 1916 Sold 1948
WAGL 207   Cedar Craig SB Toledo OH   1,800   30-Jun-17 1917 Sold 1955
WAGL 265   Palmetto Merrill-Stevens Sbldg. Jacksonville FL 102 170   19-Mar-17 1917 Sold 1959
WAGL 244   Shrub       435   1912 1919 Sold 1947
WAGL 215   Hawthorn Consolidated Sbldg. Morris Heights NY   875   28-Dec-21 1921 Sold 1965
WAGL 239   Oak Consolidated Sbldg. Morris Heights NY   875   31-Dec-21 1921 To Smithsonian 1967
WIX 272   Beta Bath Iron Works Bath ME   1,000   1896 1921 Ex-USS Vicksburg (PG 11), later Alexander Hamilton, scrapped 1946
WARC 58   Pequot New York Ship Camden NJ   960   1-May-22 1922 Sold 1947
WAGL 269   Aster M. M. Flechas Pascagoula MS   109   17-Jan-22 1922 Decommissioned 1946
WAGL 214   Greenbrier Charles Ward Eng. Charleston WV   440   20-Jun-24 1924 Sold 1948
WAGL 216   Alder       80   1917 1924 Sold 1948
WAGL 222   Ilex Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI   1,130 172 1919 1924 Sold 1947
WAGL 229   Lotus Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI   1,130 172 1919 1924 Sold 1947
WAGL 230   Lupine Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI   1,130 172 1919 1924 Sold 1947
WAGL 200   Acacia Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI   1,130 172 1919 1927 Ex-General John F. Story, sunk 1942
WAGL 245   Speedwell Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI   1,130 172 1919 1927 Sold 1947
WAGL 246   Spruce Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI   1,130 172 1919 1923 Sold 1947
WAGL 251   Wakerobin Dravo Corp. Pittsburgh PA   622   15-Apr-27 1927 To Corps of Engineers 1955
WAGL 253   Willow Dubuque Boiler Works Dubuque IA   1,070   4-Oct-27 1927 To Corps of Engineers 1945
WAGL 205   Beech Southern SY Newport News VA   255   1928 1928 Sold 1964
WAGL 223   Althea Electric Boat Groton CT 12 120   30-Apr-30 1930 Sold 1963
WAGL 250   Violet Manitowoc Sbldg. Manitowoc WI 253 799   1930 1930 Sold 1963
WAGL 266   Poinciana Electric Boat Groton CT 15 120   8-Jul-30 1930 Sold 1963
WAGL 208 WLI Columbine Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 180 400   21-Oct-31 1931 Sold 1967
WAGL 228 WLI Linden Merrill-Stevens Sbldg. Jacksonville FL   323   22-Jul-31 1931 Sold 1970
WLI 72013   Locust         72 1895 1931 Sold 1854
WAGL 258   Cherry Leathem D. Smith Sturgeon Bay WI   202   19-May-32 1932 Sold 1965
WAGL 263   Myrtle Dubuque Boiler Works Dubuque IA   186   1932 1932 Sold 1964
WAGL 203 WLM Arbutus Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 425 997   1933 1933 Sold 1969
WAGL 219 WLI Hickory Bath Iron Works Bath ME 156 400   8-Mar-33 1933 Sold 1969
WAGL 227 WLM Lilac Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 426 799   1933 1933 Donated to the SIU 1972, sold 1984
WAGL 254 WLI Wisteria Staten Island Sbldg. Richmond NY 813 323   Mar-33 1933 Sold 1968
WAGL 288   Dahlia Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 282 160   Aug-33 1933 Sold 1965
WAGL 217   Hemlock Berg Shipbuilding Blaine WA   1,000   1934 1934 Sold 1961
WAGL 248 WLI Tamarack Manitowoc Sbldg. Manitowoc WI 280 400   1934 1934 Sold 1971
WAGL 261 WLI Jasmine Dravo Corp. Pittsburgh PA   184   May-35 1935 Sold 1966
WAGL 267   Rhododendron Commercial Iron Works Portland OR   140   12-Apr-35 1935 Donated 1959
WAGL 220 WLM Hollyhock Defoe Sbldg. Bay City MI 154 825   7-Aug-37 1937 Decommissioned 1982
WAGL 209   Cottonwood       243   1917 1938 Sold 1947
WAGL 213 WLR Goldenrod Dubuque Boiler Works Dubuque IA   170   2-Jun-38 1938 To NSF 1973
WAGL 260 WLI Elm Defoe Sbldg. Bay City MI 159 75   1-Apr-38 1938 Donated 1970
WAGL 234 WLI Maple Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   342 122 15-Jun-39 1939 To USN 1973, to EPA 1974 as Roger R. Simons, sold 1995
WAGL 237 WLM Mistletoe Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 439 799   15-Sep-39 1939 Sold 1969
WAGL 238 WLI Narcissus John H. Mathis Camden NJ   355   1939 1939 To Guayana 1971
WAGL 241 WLR Poplar Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   170   1939 1939 To NSF 1973
WAGL 252 WLM Walnut Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 193 825   27-Jun-39 1939 To Honduras 1982 as Yojoa
WAGL 255 WLI Zinnia John H. Mathis Camden NJ   355   1939 1939 To USAF 1972
WAGL 256 WLI Birch General Ship East Boston MA   137   1939 1939 Sold 1964
WAGL 257 WLI Bluebonnet Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   184   4-Nov-39 1939 Sold 1966
WAGL 212 WLM Fir Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 194 825   1-Oct-40 1940 Held for donation as memorial
WAGL 224 WLM Juniper John H. Mathis Camden NJ   790   1-Oct-40 1940 Sold 1975
WAGL 262   Azalea Unknown Grafton IL   352 150 1915 1940 Ex-ACOE towboat Minneapolis, sold 1946
WAGL 160   Forward Defoe Sbldg. Bay City MI 84 210 100 1925 1941 Ex-WPC Forward, sold 1947
WAGL 161   Phlox Defoe Sbldg. Bay City MI 87 210 100 1925 1941 Ex-WPC Nansemond, sold 1949
WAGL 162   Pine Defoe Sbldg. Bay City MI 91 210 100 1925 1941 Ex-WPC Petrel, sold 1948
WAGL 259 WLR Dogwood Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   230   17-Sep-41 1941 In storage in Memphis 1989
WAGL 264 WLR Oleander JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN   80   20-Sep-41 1941 Decommissioned 1977
WAGL 268 WLR Sycamore Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   230   9-Sep-41 1941 Decommissioned 1977
WIX 271   Atlantic Townsend & Downey Staten Island NY   202 185 1903 1941 Famous racing schooner, acquired as a gift 1941, sold 1948
WIX 283   Danmark Nakskov A/S Nakskov, Denmark   1,700 188 1933 1941 Lent by Denmark 1941 as training ship, returned 1945
WAGL 38   Eskimo Toledo SB Toledo OH 187 1,715 230 30-Sep-42 1942 Now Storis, retired 2007, to be a museum
WAG 48   Muskeget Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD   1,827 233 1923 1942 Lost 1942
WAGL 62 WLB Balsam Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 14-Oct-42 1942 Sold 1977
WAGL 176   Arrowwood Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 260 677 172 1928 1942 Ex-ferry Cadillac, sold 1946
WAGL 177   Almond Toledo SB Toledo OH 173 677 172 1928 1942 Ex-ferry La Salle, sold 1946
WAGL 178   Chaparral Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 252 405 161 1925 1942 Ex-ferry Halcyon, sold 1946
WAGL 270 WLB Cactus Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 1-Sep-42 1942 Sold 1973, abandoned 2008, scrapped 2013
WIX 273   Manasquan Toledo SB Toledo OH 147 2,518   1918 1942 Built as Lake Catherine, later Oscar J. Lingeman 1925, Aetna 1937, Manasquan (AG 36) 1941, scrapped 1946
WAG 274   Menemsha McDougall-Duluth Duluth MN 10 2,518   1918 1942 Built as Lake Orange, later John Gehm 1923, Menemshah (AG 39) 1941, John Gehm 1946, scrapped 1950
WAG 275   Monomoy Globe SB Superior WI 104 2,518   1918 1942 Later J. Floyd Massey Jr. 1931, Monomoy (AG 40) 1941, J. Floyd Massey Jr. 1946, scrapped 1950
WAG 276   Manhasset Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD 4214 3,170   1923 1942 Built as Wilton, later Manhasset (AG 47) 1942, sold 1946, wrecked 1947
WAGL 277 WLB Cowslip Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 17-Oct-42 1942 To Nigeria 2003 as Ologbo (A 502), active
WAGL 289 WLB Woodbine Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 17-Nov-42 1942 Scrapped 2007
WAGL 290 WLB Gentian Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 3-Nov-42 1942 To Colombia 2007 as San Andres, active
WAGL 291 WLB Laurel Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 24-Nov-42 1942 Decommissioned 1999, in storage at Curtis Bay
WAGL 292 WLB Clover Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 8-Nov-42 1942 To USN 1990, sunk as target 1992
WAGL 293 WLI Cosmos Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   178 100 5-Dec-42 1942 Decommissioned 1985
WAGL 304 WLR Fern Peterson Haecker Blair NB   350 114 19-Nov-42 1942 Sold 1972
WAK 123   Asterion Newport News SB Newport News VA   6,610 382 1912 1942 Ex-AK 100, sold 1946
WAO 124   Big Horn         425 1938 1942 Ex-AO 45
WLI 65302   Blueberry Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   68 65 1942 1942 To Fremont Tugboat Co. 1976
WAGL 63 WLR Forsythia Avondale SY New Orleans LA   230   15-Feb-43 1943 Decommissioned 1977
WAGL 179   Jonquil Unknown     107 76 1937 1943 Ex-towboat Lucinda Clark, returned to owner 1943
WAGL 294 WLI Barberry Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   178 100 3-Jan-43 1943 Donated 1971
WAGL 295 WLB Evergreen Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 30-Apr-43 1943 To USN 1990, sunk as target 1992
WAGL 296 WLB Sorrel Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 15-Apr-43 1943 Sold 1996
WAGL 297 WLB Ironwood U.S. Coast Guard Yard Baltimore MD   935 180 4-Aug-43 1943 To Nigeria 2000
WAGL 298 WLI Rambler Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   178 100 26-May-43 1943 Excess 1998
WAGL 299 WLI Brier Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   178 100 2-Jul-43 1943 To USN 1968
WAGL 300 WLB Citrus Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 30-May-43 1943 To Dom. Rep. 1995 as Almirante Juan Alejandro Acosta (C 456), active
WAGL 301 WLB Conifer Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 1-Jul-43 1943 Training hulk in Seattle
WAGL 302 WLB Madrona Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 30-May-43 1943 To El Salvador 2002 as Manuel Jose Arce (BL-01), active
WAGL 303 WLB Tupelo Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 30-Aug-43 1943 Sold 1977
WAGL 305 WLB Mesquite Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 27-Aug-43 1943 Wrecked 1989
WAGL 306 WLB Buttonwood Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 24-Sep-43 1943 To Dominican Republic 2001
WAGL 307 WLB Planetree Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 4-Nov-43 1943 Decommissioned 1999, in storage at Suisun Bay
WAGL 308 WLB Papaw Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 12-Aug-43 1943 To Estonia 1999 as PVL 110, active
WAGL 309 WLB Sweetgum Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 20-Nov-43 1943 To Panama 2002 as Independencia (401)
WAGL 310 WLR Lantana Peterson Haecker Blair NB   273 80 6-Nov-43 1943 Sold 1995 as Lantana, now in Memphis
WAGL 367   Blackrock Unknown Morehead City NC   230 114 1924 1943 Ex-fishing vessel The Boys, sold 1955
WIX 375   Bonneville Rocky River DD Rocky River OH   85 110 1919 1943 Ex-SC 438, sold 1946
WAGB 83   Mackinaw Toledo SB Toledo OH 188 5,200 290 20-Dec-44 1944 Retired 2006, to be museum in Mackinaw City WI
WAGB 278   Northwind Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 96 6,515 269 26-Feb-44 1944 To USSR 1944 as Severni Veter, to USN 1951 as Staten Island, to USCG 1966, sold 1975
WAGB 279   Eastwind Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 97 6,515 269 3-Jun-44 1944 Sold 1972
WAGB 280   Southwind Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 98 6,515 269 15-Jul-44 1944 To USSR 1945 as Kapitan Belusov, to USN 1950 as Atka, to USCG 1966 as Southwind, sold 1976
WAGB 281   Westwind Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 99 6,515 269 18-Sep-44 1944 To USSR 1945 as Severni Pulius, to USCG 1950 as Westwind, sold 1988
WAGL 286   Clematis Peterson Haecker Blair NB   80 73 28-Jul-44 1944 To TVA 1977
WAGL 286 WLI Shadbush Peterson Haecker Blair NB   80 73 28-Jul-44 1944 Sold 1976
WAGL 311 WLR Sumac Peterson Haecker Blair NB   350 114 11-Nov-44 1944 Retired 1999, later Jayne S. Hollingsworth, now Rita Jane
WAGL 315 WLI Smilax Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   178 100 1-Nov-44 1944 Active, based in Atlantic Beach NC
WAGL 316 WLI Primrose Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   178 100 23-Oct-44 1944 Decommissioned 1999
WAGL 317 WLI Verbena Dubuque Boat & Boiler Dubuque IA   178 100 13-Nov-44 1944 Sold 1978
WAGL 388 WLB Basswood Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 12-Jan-44 1944 Sold 2000
WAGL 389 WLB Bittersweet Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 11-May-44 1944 To Estonia 1997 as Valvas (PVL 109), active
WAGL 390 WLB Blackhaw Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 17-Feb-44 1944 Decommissioned 1993, sunk as target
WAGL 391 WLB Blackthorn Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 27-Mar-44 1944 Sunk after collision in Tampa Bay 1980
WAGL 392 WLB Bramble Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 22-Apr-44 1944 Retired 2003: to be museum in Port Huron MI
WAGL 393 WLB Firebush Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 20-Jul-44 1944 To Nigeria 2003 as Nwanba (A-503), active
WAGL 394 WLB Hornbeam Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 14-Apr-44 1944 To Great Lakes Historical Society 1999, now Rum Cay Grace, wrecked in Colon RP 2013
WAGL 395 WLB Iris Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 11-Aug-44 1944 Decommissioned 1995, in storage at Suisun Bay
WAGL 396 WLB Mallow Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 6-Jun-44 1944 Decommissioned 1997, in storage in Curtis Bay
WAGL 397 WLB Mariposa Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 1-Jul-44 1944 To USN 2000 as training hulk, scrapped 2008
WAGL 398 WLB Redbud Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 2-May-44 1944 To Philippines 1972 as Kalinga (AG 89), active
WAGL 399 WLB Sagebrush Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 1-Apr-44 1944 Reefed 1998
WAGL 400 WLB Salvia Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 19-Feb-44 1944 Decommissioned 1991, sunk as target
WAGL 401 WLB Sassafras Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 23-May-44 1944 To Nigeria 2003 as Obula (A-504), active
WAGL 402 WLB Sedge Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 5-Jul-44 1944 To Nigeria 2003 as Kyanwa (A-501), active
WAGL 403 WLB Spar Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 12-Jun-44 1944 In storage in Curtis Bay 1997, reefed off Georgia 2003
WAGL 404 WLB Sundew Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 24-Aug-44 1944 To City of Duluth 2004 as museum, sold 2009
WAGL 405 WLB Sweetbrier Marine Iron & SB Duluth MN   935 180 26-Jul-44 1944 To Ghana 2001
WAGL 406 WLB Acacia Zenith Dredge Duluth MN   935 180 1-Sep-44