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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC)
by Noun Name

 
Abbie Burgess to Cypress

Dahlia to Myrtle

Nantucket to Zinnia and Unnamed Lightships
 
Notes:
Cutters in service 1946 and following.
For current cutters in commission see
U.S. Coast Guard data index.
Visual call signs are first to last. Visual call signs of former Navy vessels not shown.
Original class listed in description.
Repeat name indicates different cutter.
 

USCGC Name

Visual Call Sign

Int'l
Call Sign

USCG
Service

Description

D
Dahlia WAGL-288 NRXZ 1933-1964 81' Lighthouse Service Tender / Buoy Tender
Dallas WHEC-716 NPCR 1968-2012 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Daphne WPC-106 NRGD 1932-1950 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Dauntless WMEC-624 NDTS 1968-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Decisive WMEC-629 NUHC 1968-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Dependable WMEC-626 NOWK 1968-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Dexter WAVP / WHEC-385 NODC 1946-1968 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Diamondback WPB-87370 NWGD 2008-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Diligence WMEC-616 NMUD 1964-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Diligence WSC-135 NRLM 1927-1961 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Dionne WPC-107 NRGV 1934-1963 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Dix WSC-136 NRLP 1927-1948 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Dogwood WLR / WAGL-259 NRZD 1941-1989 114' River Buoy Tender
Dolphin WPB-87354 NAYL 2004-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Donald Horsley WPC-1117 NDOE 2016-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Dorado WPB-87306 NJEC 1999-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Dorado WSES-1   1981-1982 110' Surface Effect Ship
Drummond WPB-1323 NHSD 1989-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Duane WPG / WAGC / WPG / WHEC-33 NRDD 1936-1985 327' Secretary Class Patrol Gunboat
Durable WMEC-628 NRUN 1968-2001 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Durant WDE-489 NHGJ 1952-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
E
Eagle WIX-327 NRCB 1946-active 295' German Navy Horst Wessel Class Training Barque
Eastwind WAG / WAGB-279 NRFB 1944-1968 269' Wind Class Ice Breaker
Edisto WAGB-284 NIQU 1947-1974 269' Wind Class Ice Breaker
Edisto WPB-1313 NLKY 1987-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Elderberry WLI-65401 NAAT 1954-active 65' Inland Buoy Tender
Electra WPC-187 NEJP 1934-1935
1945-1946
165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
1935-1945 Potomac (AG-25) Presidential yacht
Elm WAGL-260 / WLI-72260 NRWM 1939-1969 72' Inland Buoy Tender
Elm WLB-204 NRPK 1998-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Escanaba WPG / WHEC-64 NRUK 1946-1974 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Escanaba WMEC-907 NNAS 1987-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Escape WMEC-6 NBPG 1980-1995 214' Navy Diver Class
Evergreen WAGL / WAGO / WLB / WMEC-295 NRXD  1943-1990 180' Cactus (A) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Ewing WSC / WMEC-137 NRPC 1927-1969 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
F
Falgout WDE-424 NTDW 1951-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Farallon WPB-1301 NABK 1986-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Faunce WSC-138 NRLQ 1927-1948 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Fern WAGL / WLR-304 NRPV 1942-1971 115' River Buoy Tender
Finback WPB-87314 NTMR 1999-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Finch WDE-428 NRMD 1951-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Fir WLB-213 NAYV 2003-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Fir WAGL / WLM-212 NRYR 1940-1991 175' Hollyhock Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Firebush WAGL / WLB-393 NODL 1944-2003 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Flagstaff WPBH-1   1974-1978 82' Navy Patrol Gunboat (Hydrofoil)
Flyingfish WPB-87346 NAXN 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Forster WDE-434 NTEH 1951-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Forrest O Rednour WPC-129   2018- 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Forsythia WLR / WAGL-63 NRZY 1943-1977 114' River Buoy Tender
Forward WMEC-911 NICB 1990-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Forward WAGL-160 NRWF 1925-1947 100' Buoy Tender
Foxglove WAGL / WLR-285   1945-1977 114' River Buoy Tender
Frank Drew WLM-557 NKDL 1999-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Frederick Lee WSC-139 NRLR 1927-1964 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
G
Galatea WPC-108 NRGF 1933-1948 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Gallatin WHEC-721 NJOR 1968-2014 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Galveston Island WPB-1349 NRLP 1992-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Gannet WPB-87334 NUGW 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Gasconade WLR-75401 NSAU 1964-active 75' River Buoy Tender
General Greene WSC / WMEC-140 NRLS 1927-1968 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Gentian WAGL / WLB / WIX-290 NRPI 1942-1998 180' Cactus (A) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
George Cobb WLM-564 NTVY 2002-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Glacier WAGB-4 NAAO 1966-1987 310' Glacier Class Icebreaker
Goldenrod WAGL / WLR-213 NRXR 1938-1973 104' River Buoy Tender
Grand Isle WPB-1338 NABD 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Greenbrier WLR-75501 NAOA 1990-active 75' River Buoy Tender
Greenbrier WAGL-214 NRXP 1924-1947 165' River Buoy Tender
Gresham WAVP / WHEC-387 NODB 1946-1973 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
H
Haddock WPB-87347 NAXP 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Haida WPG-45 NRUH 1921-1947 240' Tampa Class Patrol Gunboat
Half Moon WAVP / WHEC-378 NBQR 1948-1969 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Halibut WPB-87340 NNGH 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Hamilton WHEC-715 NMAG 1967-2011 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Hamilton WMSL-753 NMAG 2014-active 418' Legend Class National Security Cutter
Hammer WLIC-75302 NNWM 1962-active 75' Anvil Class Inland Construction Tender
Hammerhead WPB-87302 NHAM 1998-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Harriet Lane WSC-141 NRLU 1927-1946 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Harriet Lane WMEC-903 NHNC 1984-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Harry Claiborne WLM-561 NNIC 2001-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Hatchet WLIC-75309 NXLA 1966-active 75' Anvil Class Inland Construction Tender
Hawk WPB-87355 NAWH 2004-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Hawksbill WPB-87312 NTXR 1999-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Hawser WYTL-65610 NAYC 1963-active 65' Small Harbor Tug
Hawthorn WAGL-215 NRWL 1921-1964 160' Oak Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Healy WAGB-20 NEPP 2000-active 420' Healy Class Icebreaker
Heather WAGL / WLB-331   1947-1967 189' Army Chimo Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Hemlock WAGL-217 NRYE 1934-1958 175' Lighthouse Tender / Coastal Buoy Tender
Henry Blake WLM-563 NTVT 2001-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Heriberto Hernandez WPC-1114 NDOB 2016-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Hermes WPC-109 NRGH 1932-1948 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Heron WPB-87344 NEPM 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Hibiscus WAGL-218 NRWA 1908-1946 190' Manzanita (B) Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Hickory WAGL / WLI-219 NRWJ 1933-1967 131' Lighthouse Tender / Coastal Buoy Tender
Hickory WLB-212 NAZJ 2003-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Hollyhock WAGL / WLM-220 NRXT 1937-1982 175' Hollyhock Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Hollyhock WLB-214 NHHF 2003-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Hornbeam WAGL / WLB-394 NODM 1944-1999 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Hudson WYT / WYTM-87 NRKH 1934-1968 110' Calumet Class Tug
Hudson WLIC-801 NCWX 1976-active 160' Pamlico Class Inland Construction Tender
Humboldt WAVP / WHEC-372 NEJL 1949-1969 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Hutchinson WPF-45 NZUS 1946-1946 303' Navy Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate
I
Ibis WPB-87338 NWBC 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Icarus WPC-110 NRGJ 1932-1947 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Ida Lewis WLM-551 NISS 1995-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Ilex WAGL-222 NRWB 1924-1947 172' Army Speedwell Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Ingham WPG / WAGC / WPG / WHEC-35 NRDL 1936-1988 327' Secretary Class Patrol Gunboat
Iris WAGL / WLB-395 NODN 1944-1995 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Ironwood WAGL / WLB-297 NRPN 1943-2000 180' Mesquite (B) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Iroquois WPG / WHEC-43 NRUI 1946-1965 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Isaac Mayo WPC-1112 NEAP 2015-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Ivy WAGL / WLB-329 NRVB 1947-1969 189' Chimo Class Army Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
J
Jackson WPC-120 NRLV 1946-1947 185' Navy PCE(R) 848 Class Patrol Craft Escort
James WMSL-754 NJAM 2015-active 418' Legend Class National Security Cutter
James Rankin WLM-555 NUVD 1998-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Jarvis WHEC-725 NAQD  1972-2012 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
John F McCormick WPC-1121 NDOI 2017- 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Jasmine WAGL / WLI-261 NRXH 1935-1965 91' Tender
Jefferson Island WPB-1340 NORW 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Jonquil WAGL / WLB-330   1946-1969 189' Chimo Class Army Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Joseph Gerczak WPC-1126 NJOG 2018-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Joseph Napier WPC-1115 NDOC 2016-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Joseph Tezanos WPC-1118 NDOF 2016-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Joshua Appleby WLM-556 NJTH 1999-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Juniper WAGL / WLM-224 NRZA 1940-1975 177' Buoy Tender
Juniper WLB-201 NDJV 1995-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
K
Kanawha WLR-75407 NAKP 1969-active 75' River Buoy Tender
Kankakee WLR-75500 NAMR 1991-active 75' River Buoy Tender
Katherine Walker WLM-552 NKFW 1997-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Kathleen Moore WPC-1109 NDVB 2014-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Katmai Bay WYTM / WTGB-101 NRLX 1979-active 140' Bay Class Icebreaking Tug
Kaw WYT / WYTM-61 NRKB 1943-1978 110' Manitou Class Tug
Kennebec WLIC-802 NRDJ 1977-active 160' Pamlico Class Inland Construction Tender
Key Biscayne WPB-1339 NGYS 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Key Largo WPB-1324 NGEI 1989-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Kickapoo WLR-75406 NAHN 1969-active 75' Class River Buoy Tender
Kimball WSC / WMEC-143 NRLW 1927-1968 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Kimball WMSL-756 NKAY 2018-active 418' Legend Class National Security Cutter
Kingfisher WPB-87322 NPAL 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Kiska WPB-1336 NUSF 1990-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Kittiwake WPB-87316 NTNL 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Klamath WPG / WHEC-66 NRUO 1946-1973 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Knight Island WPB-1348 NMFN 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Kodiak Island WPB-1341 NWHD 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Koiner WDE-431 NHEC 1951-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Kukui WAK-186 NRCQ 1946-1972 339' Maritime Commission type C1-M-AV1
Kukui WLB-203 NKJU 1997-active 225' Juniper Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Kukui WAGL-225 NLF/NRXF 1908-1946 190' Manzanita (B) Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
L
Lamar WTR-899 NJNR 1965-1969 185' Navy PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort / Training
Lansing WDE-488 NKJM 1951-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Lantana WAGL-310 / WLR-80310 NRQX 1943-1991 80' River Buoy Tender
Larkspur WAGL-226 NAMB/NRXF 1903-1946 169' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Laurel WAGL / WLB-291 NRPJ 1942-1999 180' Cactus (A) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Legare WMEC-912 NRPM 1990-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Lawrence O Lawson WPC-1120 NDOH 2017-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Legare WSC / WMEC-144 NRLX 1927-1968 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Liberty WPB-1334 NJHT 1990-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Lilac WAGL / WLM-227 NRWN 1933-1972 173' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Linden WAGL / WLI-228 NRWT 1931-1969 121' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Line WYTL-65611 NAOF 1963-active 65' Small Harbor Tug
Lipan WMEC-85 NBOZ 1980-1988 205' Navy Navajo Class Fleet Ocean Tug
Loganberry WLI-65305 NLPO 1946-1976 65' Inland Buoy Tender
Long Island WPB-1342 NOQU 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Lotus WAGL-229 NRWE 1924-1946 172' Army Speedwell Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Lowe WDE-425 NKER 1951-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Lupine WAGL-230 NRYL 1927-1947 172' Army Speedwell Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
M
Mackinac WAVP / WHEC-371 NICC 1949-1967 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Mackinaw WAG / WAGB-83 NRKP 1944-2006 290' Icebreaker
Madrona WAGL / WLB-302 NRPT 1942-2002 180' Cactus (A) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Magnolia WAGL / WLB-328 NRXE 1947-1971 189' Army Chimo Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Mahoning WYT / WYTM-91 NRKW 1939-1984 110' Tug
Mako WPB-87303 NYVC 1998-active 87' Marine Protector Class Patrol Boat
Mallett WLIC-75304 NJEB 1963-active 75' Anvil Class Inland Construction Tender
Mallow WAGL / WLB-396 NODO 1944-1997 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Manatee WPB-87363 NDHH 2005-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Mangrove WAGL-232 NANV/NRWX 1897-1946 164' Buoy Tender
Manhattan WYT-95 NEKZ/NRFL 1920-1947 120' District Harbor Tug
Manitou WPB-1302 NRKA 1986-2007 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Manitou WTY / WYTM-60 NAEP 1943-1980 110' District Harbor Tug
Manowar WPB-87330 NJQA 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Manta WPB-87320 NRKD 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Manzanita WAGL-233 NLU/NRYQ 1908-1946 190' Manzanita (B) Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Maple WLB-207 NWBE 2001-active 225' Juniper Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Maple WAGL / WLI-234 NRXW 1939-1973 122' Zinnia Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Marcus Hanna WLM-554 NMGH 1998-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Margaret Norvell WPC-1105 NFPE 2013-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Maria Bray WLM-562 NTUU 2001-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
Marion WSC-145 NRLY 1927-1962 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Mariposa WAGL / WLB-397 NODP 1944-2000 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Marlin WPB-87304 NJZP 1998-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Matagorda WPB-1303 NAYM/NBHW 1986-2007 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Matagorda WAVP / WHEC-373 NIFV  1949-1958 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Matinicus WPB-1315 NDIS 1987-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Maui WPB-1304 NBEI 1986-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
McCulloch WAVP / WHEC-386 NODA 1948-1972 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
McLane WSC / WMEC-146 NRPD 1927-1968 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Mellon WHEC-717 NDIT/NMEL 1968-active 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Mendota WPG / WHEC-69 NRUS 1945-1973 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Mesquite WAGL / WLB-305 NRPW 1943-1989 180' Mesquite (B) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Metompkin WPB-1325 NBKZ 1989-2007 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Midgett WHEC-726 NHWR 1972- 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Midgett WMSL-757     418' Legend Class National Security Cutter
Minnetonka WPG / WHEC-67 NRUP 1946-1974 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Mistletoe WAGL / WLM-237 NRYS 1939-1968 173' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Mobile Bay WYTM / WTGB-103 NRUR 1979-active 140' Bay Class Icebreaking Tug
Mocoma WPG-163 NNGM 1947-1950 250' Lake Class Patrol Gun Boat, exCayuga (W-54), Returned from G. Britain recom Mocoma
Modoc WMEC-194 NIJB 1959-1979 143' Navy Sotoyomo Class Auxilary Fleet Tug
Modoc WPG-46 NIVD-NRUQ 1922-1947 240' Tampa Class Patrol Gunboat
Mohawk WMEC-913 NRUF 1990-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Mohawk WPG-78 NRFN 1935-1948 165' (A) Class Patrol Gunboat
Mohican WYT / WYTM-73 NRKI 1944-1986 110' District Harbor Tug
Mojave WPG-47 NIXB/NRUM 1921-1947 240' Tampa Class Patrol Gunboat
Monhegan WPB-1305 NEGS 1986-2007 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Monomoy WPB-1326 NKEC 1989-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Monsoon WPC-4 NMSN 2004-2008 170' Navy Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Ship
Moray WPB-87331 NJPZ 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Morgenthau WHEC-722 NDWA 1969-2017 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Morris WSC / WMEC-147 NRPF 1927-1970 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Morro Bay WYTM / WTGB-106 NMHK/NRWY 1980-active 140' Bay Class Icebreaking Tug
Munro WHEC-724 NGDF 1965-active 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Munro WMSL-755 NMUN 2017-active 418' Legend Class National Security Cutter
Muskingum WLR-75402 NBLF 1965-active 75' River Buoy Tender
Mustang WPB-1310 NJSH 1987-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Myrtle WAGL-263 NRXK 1932-1963 98' Buoy Tender
 
Sources:
Allied Communications Publication (ACP): Call Sign Book for Ships. ACP-113(various).
Canney, Donald L., U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935 , Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1995.
Fahey, James C., The Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet (Victory Edition, 1945), Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, reprint 1983.
Flint, Willard, Lightships of the United States Government, Reference Notes, Washington DC, Coast Guard Historian's Office, 1989.
Polmar, Norman, The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 2001.
Scheina, Robert L., U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft of World War II , Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1982.
Scheina, Robert L., U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft: 1946-1990 , Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1990.
U.S. Navy Call Sign Book: DNC3 (1942); DNC3(a) (1944)