U.S. Coast Guard Light Vessels (LV)

Most recent update: February 16, 2016.


This table lists all the light vessels built or acquired by the U.S. Coast Guard (including its predecessor agencies).  If you have any additional data or see any errors, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com

USLHB LV # USCG WAL # Original Station Shipbuilder Location Hull # LDT Delivered Disposition
1   Nantucket New South Shoal MA Portsmouth NSY Kittery ME   nk 1855 To Sea Scouts 1930, wrecked 1936
2   Pollock Rip Shoals MA Unknown Unknown   210 1849 Sold 1922
3   Shovelful Shoal MA J. M. Hood Somerset MA   140 1852 Sold 1924
4   Bishop and Clerks MA Boston NSY Charlestown MA   104 1855 Sold 1925
5   Hen & Chickens MA Thomas Stack Williamsburg NY   171 1864 Sold 1930
6   Succonnesset Shoal MA J. M. Hood Somerset MA   140 1855 Lost in ice 1918
7   Minots Ledge MA J. M. Hood Somerset MA   142 1854 Sold 1909
8   Frying Pan Shoal NC Unknown Unknown   232 1855 Sold 1879
9   Relief LS Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA   181 1857 Sold 1925
10   Grosse Pointe MI Unknown Detroit MI   170 1878 Scrapped 1902
11   Nantucket New South Shoal MA Tardy & Auld Baltimore MD   320 1853 Sold 1927
12   Eel Grass Shoal CT Unknown Unknown   150 1835 Sold 1871
13   Succonnesset Shoal MA J. M. Hood Somerset MA   155 1854 Sold 1934
14   Brenton Reef RI Unknown Newport RI   159 1852 Sold 1872
15   Stratford Shoal CT Unknown Norfolk VA   100 1837 Sold 1880
16   Sandy Hook NY J. M. Hood Somerset MA   250 1854 Sold 1935
17   Bartlett Reef CT Reuben Hancox Stonington CT   150 1848 Sunk as target 1891
18   Five Fathom Bank NJ Benjamin Pomeroy Stonington CT   195 1839 Sunk as target 1875
19   Cross Ledge DE Henry Eckford New York NY   150 1845 Sunk as target 1900
20   Wreck of Scotland NJ W. H. Hathorn Greenpoint NY   165 1867 Sold 1923
21   Upper Cedar Point MD Stephen Andrews New Bedford MA   150 1863 Sold 1880
22   Relief LS Unknown Philadelphia PA   159 1846 Later LV 12, sold 1903
23   Smith Point VA Unknown Dorchester MD   203 1857 Sold 1925
24   Lower Cedar Point MD Stephen Andrews New Bedford MA   115 1863 Sold 1890
25   Hooper Straight MD Unknown Chesapeake Bay   41 1827 Sold 1885
26               Number not used
27               Number not used
28   Bowlers Rock VA Unknown Norfolk VA   83 1864 Sold 1911
29   Frying Pan Shoal NC Vaughn & Fisher Philadelphia PA   232 1864 Sold 1915
30   Rattlesnake Shoal SC Hillman & Streaker Philadelphia PA   232 1863 Sold 1872
31   Wreck of Weehauken SC Unknown Richmond VA   250 1858 Sold 1871
32   Martins Industry SC J. A. Robb Baltimore MD   nk 1863 Sold 1890
33   Relief LS Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA   150 1857 Sold 1873
34   Relief LS Vaughn & Fisher Philadelphia PA   150 1865 Sold 1924
35   Martins Industry SC Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA   nk 1855 Sold 1868
36               Number not used
37   Five Fathom Bank NJ John W. Lynn Philadelphia PA   242 1869 Sunk on station 1893
38   Rattlesnake Shoal SC John J. Curtis Boston MA   232 1870 Sold 1892
39   Vineyard Sound MA David Carll City Island NY   387 1875 Sank under tow 1975
40   Pollock Rip MA Blythe, Jackson & Sharp Wilmington DE   349 1875 Sold 1905
41   Vineyard Sound MA S. Gildersleeve & Sons Portland CT   387 1876 Sold 1934
42   Pollock Rip MA J. D. Leary Brooklyn NY   410 1877 Burnt, 4th of July, 1940
43   Trinity Shoal LA Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 160 191 1881 Sold 1920
44   Northeast End NJ Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 181 197 1882 Retired 1938
45   Winter Quarter Shoal VA Houston & Woodbridge Linwood PA   401 1887 Sold 1927
46   Cape Charles VA Houston & Woodbridge Linwood PA   401 1887 Sold 1923
47   Great Round Shoal MA Harrison & Loring South Boston MA   470 1891 Abandoned 1954
48   Sandy Hook NY Harrison & Loring South Boston MA   470 1891 Sold 1925
49   Cape Charles VA Harrison & Loring South Boston MA   470 1891 Retired 1941
50   Columbia River OR Union Iron Works San Francisco CA 19 470 1892 Sold 1915
51   Cornfield Point CT J. W. Wheeler Co. West Bay City MI 84 375 1892 Rammed and sunk 1924
52   Fenwick Island Shoal DE J. W. Wheeler Co. West Bay City MI 85 375 1892 Sold 1932
53 501 Stone Horse Shoal J. W. Wheeler Co. West Bay City MI 86 375 1892 Sold 1955
54 502 Relief LS J. W. Wheeler Co. West Bay City MI 87 375 1892 Sold 1947
55   Simmons Reef MI Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 48 130 1891 Sold 1922
56   White Shoal MI Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 49 130 1891 Sold 1928
57   Grays Reef MI Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 50 130 1891 Sold 1924
58   Nantucket New South Shoal MA Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 65 449 1894 Foundered 1905
59   Bar Point Shoal MI Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 61 160 1893 Sold 1914
60   Eleven Foot Shoal MI Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 62 160 1893 Sold 1926
61   Lake Huron MI Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 63 160 1893 Sold 1921
62   Poe Reef MI Craig Shipbuilding Toledo OH 64 160 1893 Sold 1921
63   Ballard Reef MI Unknown Wyandotte MI   17 1893 Sold 1911
64   Limekiln Crossing South MI Unknown Wyandotte MI   17 1893 Sold to Canada 1910
65   Limekiln Crossing North MI Unknown Wyandotte MI   17 1893 Sold to Canada 1910
66   Nantucket New South Shoal MA Bath Iron Works Bath ME 12 590 13-Jun-96 Sold 1934
67   Columbia River OR Wolff & Zwicker Portland OR   450 1897 Sold 1930, wrecked 1941
68   Fire Island NY Bath Iron Works Bath ME 19 590 6-Aug-97 Sold 1934
69   Diamond Shoal NC Bath Iron Works Bath ME 20 590 14-Aug-97 Retired 1937
70   San Francisco CA Wolff & Zwicker Portland OR   590 1898 Sold 1930, wrecked 1941
71   Diamond Shoal NC Bath Iron Works Bath ME 22 590 20-Feb-98 Sunk by U-boat 1918
72   Diamond Shoal NC Fore River Sbldg. Quincy MA 106 693 13-Feb-01 Discarded 1937
73 503 Pollock Rip Shoals MA Spedden Shipbuilding Baltimore MD   693 1901 Lost in hurricane 1944
74   Cape Elizabeth ME Petersburg Iron works Petersburg VA   495 1902 Sold 1934
75   Grosse Pointe MI Johnson Boiler Co. Ferrysburg MI   160 1902 Sold 1939
76 504 Relief LS Burlee Drydock Co. Port Richmond NY   578 26-May-04 To Vancouver BC as museum 1987
77   Pestigo Reef WI Johnson Boiler Co. Ferrysburg MI   578 1906 Sold 1940
78 505 Relief LS New York Ship Camden NJ 22 578 8-Dec-04 Rammed and sunk 1960
79 506 Five Fathom Bank NJ New York Ship Camden NJ 23 578 1-Dec-04 To Philadelphia PA as museum 1970
80   Cape Lookout Shoals NC New York Ship Camden NJ 24 578 8-Dec-04 Sold 1934
81 507 Heald Bank TX New York Ship Camden NJ 25 578 11-Jan-05 Sold 1955
82   Relief LS Racine Boat Mfg. Racine WI   578 12-Jul-12 Sold 1936
83 508 Blunts Reef CA New York Ship Camden NJ 26 578 22-Dec-04 To Seattle as museum 1963
84 509 Brunswick GA New York Ship Camden NJ 44 563 30-Aug-07 Floating restaurant in Yonkers NY
85 510 Nantucket Shoals MA New York Ship Camden NJ 45 563 2-Oct-07 Sold 1963
86 511 Hen & Chickens MA New York Ship Camden NJ 46 563 26-Oct-07 Sold 1959
87 512 Ambrose Channel NY New York Ship Camden NJ 47 563 22-Oct-07 To South Street Seaport as museum 1968
88 513 Columbia River OR New York Ship Camden NJ 48 563 3-Dec-07 Sold 1962
89   Martin Reef MI Racine Boat Mfg. Racine WI   205 1908 Retired 1936
90 514 Hedge Fence MA Fore River Sbldg. Quincy MA 147 563 14-May-08 Sold 1955
91 515 Relief LS Fore River Sbldg. Quincy MA 148 563 29-May-08 Sold 1963
92 516 Relief LS Fore River Sbldg. Quincy MA 149 563 15-Jun-08 Sold 1954
93 517 Swiftsure Bank WA Fore River Sbldg. Quincy MA 150 563 6-Jul-08 Sold 1955
94 518 Frying Pan Shoal NC Racine Boat Mfg. Racine WI   660 13-Jun-11 Sold 1955
95 519 Milwaukee WI Racine Boat Mfg. Racine WI   345 30-Nov-12 Donated 1966
96 520 Poe Reef MI Racine Boat Mfg. Racine WI   260 24-Apr-15 Sold 1955
97   Bush Bluff VA Unknown Baltimore MD   87 1876 Sold 1920
98 521 Buffalo NY Racine Boat Mfg. Racine WI   260 12-Jun-15 Sold 1955
99 522 Poe Reef MI Rice Brothers East Boothbay ME   215 21-Jul-21 Sold 1956
100 523 Blunts Reef CA Albina Machine Shop Portland OR 28 630 10-Feb-30 To US Navy 1971 for transfer to Vietnam
101 524 Cape Charles VA Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 354 360 25-Sep-16 To Portsmouth VA as museum 1964
102 525 Southwest Pass LA Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 355 360 3-Jan-17 Sold 1965
103 526 Grays Reef MI Consolidated Sbldg. Morris Heights NY   310 22-Dec-20 To Port Huron MI as museum 1971
104               Number not used
105 527 Diamond Shoal NC Consolidated Sbldg. Morris Heights NY   825 8-Apr-22 Rammed and sunk 1944
106 528 Nantucket Shoals MA Bath Iron Works Bath ME 87 775 16-May-23 To USAID 1969 for transfer to Surinam
107 529 Cape Lookout Shoals NC Bath Iron Works Bath ME 88 775 22-Feb-24 Floating restaurant at Liberty State Park NJ
108 530 Five Fathom Bank NY Bath Iron Works Bath ME 89 775 17-Sep-23 Scrapped 1975
109 531 Relief LS Bath Iron Works Bath ME 90 775 10-Nov-23 To USAID 1967 for transfer to Surinam
110 532 Pollock Rip MA Bath Iron Works Bath ME 91 775 24-Jan-24 Scrapped 1975
111 533 Northeast End NJ Bath Iron Works Bath ME 92 775 20-Dec-26 To Uruguay 1969, wrecked 1973
112 534 Nantucket Shoals MA Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 431 1,050 1936 To Nantucket 1984 as museum
113 535 Swiftsure Bank WA Albina Machine Shop Portland OR 29 630 15-Jun-30 To Sea Scouts 1968, sunk 1988
114 536 Fire Island NY Albina Machine Shop Portland OR 30 630 1930 To New Bedford MA as museum 1971
115 537 Frying Pan Shoal NC Charleston Dry Dock Charleston SC   630 14-Jul-30 To Southport NC as museum 1967
116 538 Fenwick Island Shoal DE Charleston Dry Dock Charleston SC   630 14-Aug-30 To Baltimore MD as museum 1971
117   Nantucket Shoals MA Charleston Dry Dock Charleston SC   630 1930 Rammed by Olympic and sunk 1934
118 539 Cornfield Point CT Rice Brothers East Boothbay ME   412 11-Sep-38 To Lewes DE as museum 1973