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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 calls 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

N
Nantucket WPB-1316 NKVQ 1987-2017 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Nantucket I WAL / WLV-612 NMDN 1951-1983 128' Lightship, one of two named lightships served as San Francisco LSS, Blunts Reef LSS, Portland LSS, Nantucket Shoals LSS
Nantucket II WAL / WLV-613 NGJE 1952-1983 128' Lightship, one of two named lightships served as, Ambrose Channel LSS, Relief LSS, Nantucket Shoals LSS
Narcissus WAGL / WLI-238 NRWO 1939-1971 122' Zinnia Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Narwhale WPB-87335 NTHA 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Nathan Bruckenthal WPC-128   2018-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Naugatuck WYT / WYTM-92 NRKG 1939-1979 110' Tug
Naushon WPB-1311 NEWR 1987-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Navesink WYT / WYTM-88 NRKN 1935-1968 110' Tug
Neah Bay WYTM / WTGB-105 NRUU 1980-active 140' Bay Class Icebreaking Tug
Nellwood WPYc-337 NOBB 1943-1946 126' Patrol Yacht / Fire Boat
Nemaha WPC / WSC-148 NRLZ 1927-1947 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Nemesis WPC-111 NRGX 1934-1966 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Nettle WAK-169 NNHD 1947-1968 176' Army 381 Type Freighter
Newell WDE-422 NHRZ 1951-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Nike WPC-112 NRGN 1934-1964 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Northland WPG-49 NRUL 1927-1946 217' Patrol Gunboat
Northland WMEC-904 NLGF 1984-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Northwind WAG / WAGB-282 NRFJ 1945-1989 269' Wind Class Icebreaker
Nourmahal WPG-72 / WPG-122 NRMW 1940-1946 264' Patrol Gunboat
Nunivak WPB-1306 NHPX 1986-2007 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
O
Oak WLB-211 NAXQ 2002-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Oak WAGL-239 NRWI 1921-1964 160' Oak Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Obion WLR-65503 NADE 1962-active 65' Inland Buoy Tender
Ocracoke WPB-1307 NGBL 1986-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Ojibwa WYT / WYTM-97 NRKM 1944-1980 110' Tug
Oleander WAGL-264 / WLR-75264 NRZG 1941-1977 73' River Buoy Tender
Onondaga WPG-79 NRFO 1934-1947 165' (A) Class Patrol Boat
Orcas WPB-1327 NTBZ 1989-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Osage WLR-65505 NADC 1962-active 65' Inland Buoy Tender
Osprey WPB-87307 NBRF 1999-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Ouachita WLR-65501 NACE 1960-active 65' Inland Buoy Tender
Owasco WPG / WHEC-39 NRUA  1945-1973 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
P
Padre WPB-1328 NDCX 1989-2007 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Palmetto WAGL-265 NRWY 1917-1958 90' Bay Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Pamlico WPR-57 NRR/NRFP 1907-1946 158' Cutter
Pamlico WLIC-800 NAYE 1976-active 160' Pamlico Class Inland Construction Tender
Pandora WPC-113 NRGO 1934-1959 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Papaw WAGL / WLB-308 NRPZ 1943-1999 180' Mesquite (B) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Patoka WLR-75408 NAKC 1970-active 75' River Buoy Tender
Paul Clark WPC-1106 NAAD 2013-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Pea Island WPB-1347 NCSR 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Pelican WPB-87327 NFSH 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Pendant WYTL-65608 NATN 1963-active 65' Small Harbor Tug
Penobscot Bay WYTM / WTGB-107 NIGY 1985-active 140' Bay Class Icebreaking Tug
Pequot WARC-58 NRFQ 1922-1946 166' Cable Layer
Perseus WPC-114 NRGP 1932-1959 165' (B) Class Patrol Cutter
Petrel WPB-87350 NAYU 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Petrel WSES-4 NACN 1983-1994 109' Surface Effect Ship
Phlox WAGL-161 NRYK 1926-1949 100' Patrol Craft / Bay Tender
Pike WPB-87365 NTMB 2005-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Pine WAGL-162 NRZZ 1925-1948 100' Patrol Craft / Bay Tender
Planetree WAGL / WLB-307 NRPY 1943-1999 180' Mesquite (B) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Poinciana WAGL-266 NRXB 1930-1962 81' Bay Buoy Tender
Point Arden WPB-82309   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Arena WPB-82346   1966-1995 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Baker WPB-82342 NIQK 1963-2002 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Banks WPB-82327   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Barnes WPB-82371 NLVA 1963-2002 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Barrow WPB-82348   1966-1991 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Batan WPB-82340 NAKH 1962-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Bennett WPB-82351 NAVH 1966-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Bonita WPB-82347 NSMF 1966-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Bridge WPB-82338 NLDW  1962-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Brower WPB-82372 NMEX 1970-2003 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Brown WPB-82362   1967-1991 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Camden WPB-82373 NKIG 1970-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Carrew WPB-82374 NNZL 1970-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Caution WPB-82301   1960-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Charles WPB-82361 NJGJ 1967-1991 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Chico WPB-82339 NIOO 1962-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Clear WPB-82315   1961-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Comfort WPB-82317   1961-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Countess WPB-82335 NVOR 1962-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Cypress WPB-82326   1961-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Divide WPB-82337   1962-1995 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Doran WPB-82375 NLLX 1970-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Dume WPB-82325   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Ellis WPB-82330   1962-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Estero WPB-82344 NZON 1963-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Evans WPB-82354 NCCE 1967-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Francis WPB-82356 NDCH 1967-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Franklin WPB-82350   1966-1998 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Gammon WPB-82328   1962-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Garnet WPB-82310   1961-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Glass WPB-82336 NCNK 1962-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Glover WPB-82307   1960-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Grace WPB-82323   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Grey WPB-82324   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Hannon WPB-82355 NCNP 1967-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Harris WPB-82376 NKEQ 1970-1992 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Herron WPB-82318   1961-1991 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Heyer WPB-82369 NVRC 1967-1998 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Highland WPB-82333 NWNO 1962-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Hobart WPB-82377 NSWA 1970-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Hope WPB-82302   1960-1991 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Hudson WPB-82322   1961-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Huron WPB-82357 NECA 1967-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Jackson WPB-82378 NSGB 1970-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Jefferson WPB-82306   1960-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Judith WPB-82345 NJIL 1966-1992 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Kennedy WPB-82320   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Knoll WPB-82367   1967-1991 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point League WPB-82304   1960-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Ledge WPB-82334 NDLK  1962-1998 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Lobos WPB-82366 NSDA 1967-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Lomas WPB-82321   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Lookout WPB-82341 NELL 1962-1994 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Marone WPB-82331   1962-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Martin WPB-82379 NRQJ 1970-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Mast WPB-82316   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Monroe WPB-82353 NBRM 1966-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Nowell WPB-82363 NLEZ 1967-1999 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Orient WPB-82319   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Partridge WPB-82305   1960-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Richmond WPB-82370 NWGM 1967-1997 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Roberts WPB-82332 NFDU 1962-1992 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Sal WPB-82352 NBEN 1966-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Slocum WPB-82313   1961-1969 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Spencer WPB-82349 NXFN 1966-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Steele WPB-82359   1967-1998 82' Point Class Patrol Boat  ex Point Buchon
Point Stuart WPB-82358   1967-2001 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Swift WPB-82312 NLBI 1961-1995 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Thatcher WPB-82314 NMDS 1962-1992 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Turner WPB-82365 NICC 1967-1998 82' Point Class Patrol Boat  ex Point Houghton
Point Verde WPB-82311   1961-1991 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Warde WPB-82368 NUIH 1967-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Welcome WPB-82329 NAKQ 1962-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Wells WPB-82343 NTDG 1963-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point White WPB-82308   1961-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Whitehorn WPB-82364   1967-1995 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Winslow WPB-82360 NHMV 1967-2000 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Point Young WPB-82303   1960-1970 82' Point Class Patrol Boat
Polar Sea WAGB-11 NRUO 1978-active 399' Polar Class Icebreaker
Polar Star WAGB-10 NBTM 1976-active 399' Polar Class Icebreaker
Pompano WPB-87339 NVIP 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Pontchartrain WPG / WHEC-70 NRUU 1945-1973 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Poplar WAGL-241 / WLR-241 NRXN 1939-1973 104' River Buoy Tender
Primrose WAGL / WLI-316 NRZT 1944-1999 100' Inland Buoy Tender
Pulaski WSC-149 NRMA 1927-1946 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
R
Raymond Evans WPC-1110 NEJA 2014-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Rambler WAGL / WLI-298 NRPO 1943-1998 100' Inland Buoy Tender
Ramsden WDE-482 NTGC 1952-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Raritan WYT / WYTM-93 NRPS 1939-1988 110' Tug
Razorbill WPB-87332 NJSJ 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Red Beech WLM-686 NJLE 1964-1997 157' Buoy Tender
Red Birch WLM-687 NGFH 1965-1998 157' Buoy Tender
Red Cedar WLM-688 NPDC 1970-1999 157' Buoy Tender
Red Oak WLM-689 NPKF 1971-1996 157' Buoy Tender
Red Wood WLM-685 NDTE 1964-1999 157' Buoy Tender
Redbud WAGL / WLB-398 NODQ 1944-1949 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Reef Shark WPB-87371 NTBD 2008-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Reliance WSC-150 NRMB 1927-1947 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Reliance WMEC-615 NJPJ 1964-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Resolute WMEC-620 NRLT  1966-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Rhododendron WAGL-267 NRYU 1935-1958 81' Buoy Tender
Richard Dixon WPC-1113 NDOA 2015-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Richard Etheridge WPC-1102 NJFB 2012-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Richard Snyder WPC-1127 NRIS 2018-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Richey WDE-485 NHUS 1952-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Ridley WPB-87328 NRDD 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Roanoke Island WPB-1346 NEXP 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Robert G Ward WPC-1130   2018- 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Robert Yered WPC-1104 NAGP 2013-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Rockaway WAVP / WHEC-377 NBTM 1948-1972 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Rollin Fritch WPC-1119 NDOG 2016-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Rose WAGL-242 NASD/NRYT 1916-1947 138' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Rush WHEC-723 NLVS 1969-2015 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Rush WSC-151 NRMC 1927-1947 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
S
Sagebrush WAGL / WLB-399 NODR 1944-1988 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Saginaw WLIC-803 NJOY 1977-active 160' Pamlico Class Inland Construction Tender
Sailfish WPB-87356 NCNF 2004-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Salvia WAGL / WBL-400 NODS 1944-1991 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Sangamon WLR-65506 NADR 1962-active 65' River Buoy Tender
Sanibel WPB-1312 NDCK 1987-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Sapelo WPB-1314 NHKD 1987-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Sassafras WAGL / WLB-401 NODT 1944-2003 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Sauk WYT / WYTM-99 NRKS 1944-1985 110' Tug
Sawfish WPB-87357 NBCU 2004-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Scioto WLR-65504 NADS 1962-active 65' River Buoy Tender
Sea Devil WPB-87368 NSDD 2008-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sea Dog WPB-87373 NOUA 2008-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sea Dragon WPB-87367 NNGC 2008-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sea Fox WPB-87374 NOBO 2009-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sea Hawk WSES-2 NEHM 1982-1994 109' Surface Effect Ship
Sea Horse WPB-87361 NEMY 2005-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sea Lion WPB-87352 NSDA 2003-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sea Otter WPB-87362 NJOM 2005-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Seahawk WPB-87323 NZTM 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sebago WPG / WHEC-42 NRUF 1945-1972 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Sedge WAGL / WLB-402 NODU 1944-2002 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Seneca WMEC-906 NFMK 1986-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Sequoia WAGL-243 NLV/NRYM 1908-1946 190' Manzanita (B) Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Sequoia WLB-215 NBHF 2004-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Shackle WYTL-65609 NAYP 1963-active 65' Small Harbor Tug
Shadbush WAGL-287 / WLI-74287 NRXA 1944-1976 73' Buoy Tender
Shamal WPC-13 NSHA 2004-2011 170' Navy Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Craft
Shawnee WAT-54 NIZJ/NRFS 1922-1946 158' Navy Auxiliary Fleet Tug
Shearwater WPB-87349 NAYT 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Shearwater WSES-3 NKBT 1982-1994 109' Surface Effect Ship
Sherman WHEC-720 NMMJ 1968-2018 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Shrike WPB-87342 NPBG 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Shrub WAGL-244 NRWF 1920-1947 107' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Sitkinak WPB-1329 NBNW 1989-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Skipjack WPB-87353 NFOY 2003-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sledge WLIC-75303 NAAE 1962-active 75' Anvil Class Inland Construction Tender
Smilax WAGL / WLI-315 NRYN 1944-active 100' Buoy Tender
Snohomish WYT / WYTM-98 NRKR 1944-1986 110' Tug
Sockeye WPB-87337 NAVC 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sorrel WAGL / WLB-296 NRZI 1943-1996 180' Cactus (A) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Southwind WAG / WAGB-280 NRFC 1944-1974  269' Wind Class Icebreaker
Spar WAGL / WLB-403 NODV 1944-1997 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Spar WLB-206 NJAR 2001-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Speedwell WAGL-245 NIZF/NRWR 1923-1947 172' Army Speedwell Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Spencer WMEC-905 NWHE 1986-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Spencer WPG / WAGC / WPG / WHEC-36 NRDS 1937-1974 327' Secretary Class Patrol Gunboat
Spike WLIC-75308   1966-1986 75' Anvil Class Inland Construction Tender
Spruce WAK-246 NRWH 1946-1950 176' FS-Type Freighter
Spruce WAGL-246 NIXD/NRWH 1923-1946 172' Army Speedwell Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Staten Island WPB-1345 NSEL 1991-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Staten Island WAG / WAGB-278 NSXN  1944-1974 269' Wind Class Icebreaker
Steadfast WMEC-623 NSTF 1968-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Steelhead WPB-87324 NITU 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Stingray WPB-87305 NBRG 1999-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Storis WAGL / WAG / WAGB / WMEC-38 NRUC 1942-2007 230' Medium Endurance Cutter
Stratton WMSL-752 NHTC 2012-active 418' Legend Class National Security Cutter
Sturgeon WPB-87336 NTGT 2001-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sturgeon Bay WYTM / WTGB-109 NSXB 1988-active 140' Bay Class Icebreaking Tug
Sumac WAGL / WLR-311 NRZC/NTLZ 1944-1999 115' River Buoy Tender
Sundew WAGL / WLB-404 NODW 1944-2004 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Sunflower WAGL-247 NUFM/NRXJ 1907-1946 174' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Sweetbrier WAGL / WLB-405 NODX 1944-2001 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Sweetgum WAGL / WLB-309 NRQW  1943-2002 180' (B) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Swivel WYTL-65603   1961-1995 65' Tug
Swordfish WPB-87358 NMXB   87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Sycamore WLB-209 NTGG 2002-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Sycamore WLR / WAGL-268   1941-1977 114' River Buoy Tender
T
Tackle WYTL-65604 NASM 1962-active 65' Tug
Tahoma WMEC-908 NCBE 1987-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Tahoma WPG / WAGE-80 NRFT 1934-1953 165' (A) Class Patrol Gunboat
Tamarack WAGL / WLI-248 NRYB 1934-1970 124' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Tamaroa WAT / WATF / WMEC-166 NNGR 1946-1994 205' Navy Cherokee/Navajo Class Fleet Ocean Tug
Tampa WMEC-902 NIKL 1984-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Tampa WPG-164   1947-1954 250' Lake Class Patrol Gunboat
Tampa WPG-48 NITC/NRUG 1921-1947 240' Tampa Class Patrol Gunboat
Tanager WTR-885 NGSS 1964-1972 221' Navy Auk Class Minesweeper / Training Ship
Taney WPG / WAGC / WPG / WHEC-37 NRDT 1936-1986 327' Secretary Class Patrol Gunboat
Tarpon WPB-87310 NTWX 1999-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Tempest WPC-2 NTAC 2004-2008 170' Navy Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Craft
Tern WLI-80801   1969-1975 80' Buoy Tender
Tern WPB-87343 NEOT 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Terrapin WPB-87366 NUOA 2005-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Thetis WPC-115 NRGS  1931-1948 165' (A) Class Patrol Gunboat
Thetis WMEC-910 NYWL 1989-active 270' Famous Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Thistle WAGL-409   1946-1957 160' Army Barge
Thunder Bay WYTM / WTGB-108 NNTB 1985-active 140' Bay Class Icebreaking Tug
Thunderbolt WPC-12 NBLT 1998-1998 170' Navy Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Craft
Tiger WSC-152 NRMD 1927-1947 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Tiger Shark WPB-87359 NDOS 2005-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Tioga WYT-74 NRKZ 1894-1946 95' Tug
Tornado WPC-14 NTDO 2004-2011  170' Navy Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Craft
Towline WYTL-65605   1962-1995 65' Tug
Travis WSC-153 NRMF 1927-1962 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Trillium WAK-170   1946-1950 176' Army 381 Type Freighter
Triton WPC / WMEC-116 NRGT 1934-1967 165' (B) Class Patrol Gunboat
Tuckahoe WYT / WYTM-89 NRKT 1935-1968 110' Tug
Tulip WAGL-249 NXX/NRWG 1908-1947 190' Manzanita (B) Class Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Tupelo WAGL / WLB-303 NRPU 1943-1972 180' Cactus (A) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Tybee WPB-1330 NERH 1989-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
U
Unalga WAK-185 NRLC 1946-1950 389' Maritime Commission C1-M-AV1 Type
Unimak WAVP / WHEC / WTR / WHEC-379 NBVG 1949-1988 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Ute WMEC-76 NBXL 1980-1988 205' Navy Cherokee/Navajo Class Fleet Ocean Tug
V
Valiant WMEC-621 NVAI 1967-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Vance WDE-487 NTHE 1952-1954 306' Navy Edsall Class Destroyer Escort
Vashon WPB-1308 NJEH 1986-2007 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Venturous WMEC-625 NVES 1968-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Verbena WAGL / WLI-317 NODF 1944-1977 100' Buoy Tender
Vigilant WSC-154 NRMG 1927-1954 125' Active Class Patrol Boat
Vigilant WMEC-617 NHIC  1964-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Vigorous WMEC-627 NQSP 1969-active 210' Reliance Class Medium Endurance Cutter
Vindicator WMEC-3 NODF 1993-2001 224' Navy Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship
Violet WAGL-250 NRWV 1930-1962 173' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Vise WLIC-75305 NVGM 1963-active 75' Anvil Class Inland Construction Tender
W
Wachusett WPG / WHEC-44 NRUJ 1946-1973 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Waesche WMSL-751 NBGN 2008-active 418' Legend Class National Security Cutter
Wahoo WPB-87345 NEOB 2002-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Wakerobin WAGL-251 NRXQ 1927-1948 182' Paddlewheel River Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Walnut WLB-205 NZNE 1998-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Walnut WAGL / WLM-252 NRYZ 1939-1982 175' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Washington WPB-1331 NVMJ 1989-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Wedge WLR-75307 NAEQ 1964-active 75' Buoy Tender
Westwind WAG / WAGB-281 NLKL 1944-1988 269' Wind Class Icebreaker
White Alder WAGL / WLM-541   1947-1968 133' White Class Buoy Tender
White Bush WAGL / WLM-542   1947-1985 133' White Class Buoy Tender
White Heath WAGL / WLM-545 NAQE 1947-1998 133' White Class Buoy Tender
White Holly WAGL / WLM-543 NAOY 1947-1998 133' White Class Buoy Tender
White Lupine WAGL / WLM-546 NARO 1947-1998 133' White Class Buoy Tender
White Pine WAGL / WLM-547 NODE 1948-1999 133' White Class Buoy Tender
White Sage WAGL / WLM-544 NAPC 1947-1996 133' White Class Buoy Tender
White Sumac WAGL / WLM-540 NAED 1947-2002 133' White Class Buoy Tender
William Flores WPC-1103 NILB 2012-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
William Tate WLM-560 NNIA 2000-active 175' Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender
William Trump WPC-1111 NECW 2014-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Willow WLB-202 NIVV 1997-active 225' Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
Willow WAGL / WLB-332   1947-1969 188' Army Chimo Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Winnebago WPG / WHEC-40 NRUB 1945-1973 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Winona WPG / WHEC-65 NRUN 1946-1974 255' Owasco Class Patrol Gunboat
Winston Griesser WPC-1116 NDOD 2015-active 154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
Wire WYTL-65612 NDSB 1963-active 65' Tug
Wisteria WAGL / WLI-254 NRWU 1933-1966 121' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
Woodbine WAGL / WLB-289 NRPH 1942-1972 180' Cactus (A) Class Oceangoing Buoy Tender
Woodbury WSC-155 NRMJ 1927-1946 125' Active Class Patrol Craft
Woodrush WAGL- / WLB-407 NODZ 1944-2001 180' Iris (C) Class Buoy Tender
Wrangell WPB-1332 NFWC 1990-active 110' Island Class Patrol Boat
Wyaconda WLR-75403 NAGA 1965-active 75' Buoy Tender
Y
Yakutat WAVP / WHEC-380 NBWJ 1948-1970 311' Navy Casco Class Small Sea Plane Tender
Yamacraw WARC / WAGL / WLB-333   1946-1959 188' Army Chimo Class Mineplanter / Buoy Tender
Yankton WYT / WYTM-72 NRKD 1944-1984 110' Tug
Yeaton WSC / WMEC-156 NRMP 1927-1969 125' Active Class Patrol Craft
Yellowfin WPB-87319 NRKG 2000-active 87' Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat
Yocona WAT / WMEC-168 NNHB 1946-1996 213' Navy Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship
Z
Zephyr WPC-8 NZEP  2004-2011  170' Navy Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Craft
Zinnia WAGL / WLI-255 NRXC 1939-1972 122' Lighthouse Tender / Buoy Tender
 

USCG Lightship

Visual Call Sign

Int'l
Call Sign
(1940-xx)

USLHS/
USCG
Service

Description
Light Ship Station (LSS)

(Unnamed Lightship) LS-53 / WAL-501 NMGA 1892-1951 119' Lightship
Frying Pan Shoal LSS, Martins Industry LSS, Relief LSS, Charleston LSS, Stonehorse Shoal LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-54 / WAL-502 NNGQ 1892-1946 119' Lightship
Nantucket New South Shoal LSS, Boston LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-76 / WAL-504 NNGS 1904-1960 129' Lightship
Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-78 / WAL-505 NNGT 1940-1960 126' Lightship
Relief LSS, Scotland LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-79 / WAL / WLV-506 NNGC 1904-1967 129' Lightship
Five Fathom Bank LSS, Barnegat LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-81 / WAL-507 NMGD 1904-1951 129' Lightship
Heald LSS, Boston LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-83 / WAL-508 NMGF 1904-1960 129' Lightship
Blunts Reef LSS, San Francisco LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-84 / WAL /WLV-509 NMGG 1907-1965 135' Lightship
Brunswick LSS, St John's LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-85 / WAL-510 NNGU 1907-1962 135' Lightship
Nantucket LSS, Relief LSS, Boston LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-86 / WAL-511 NNGH 1907-1959 135' Lightship
Great Round Shoal LSS, Hen and Chickens LSS, Buzzard Bay LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-87 / WAL / WLV-512 NMGI 1907-1966 135' Lightship
Ambrose LSS, Relief LSS, Scotland LSS, Vineyard Sound LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-88 / WAL-513 NMGJ 1908-1960 135' Lightship
Columbia LSS, Umatilla LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-89 / WAL-514 NMGK 1908-1952 135' Lightship
Hedge Fence LSS, Vineyard Sound LSS, Relief LSS, Portland LSS,
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-91 / WAL-515 NNGV 1908-1962 135' Lightship
Winter Quarter LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-92 / WAL-516 NNGW 1908-1951 135' Lightship
Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-93 / WAL-517 NMGL 1908-1951 135' Lightship
Swiftsure Bank LSS, Umatilla Reef LSS, Columbia River LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-94 / WAL-518 NMGM 1911-1954 136' Lightship
Frying Pan LSS, Savannah LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-95 / WAL-519 NNGX 1912-1965 108' Lightship
Milwaukee LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-96 / WAL-520 NMGN 1915-1955 101' Lightship
Buffalo LSS, Poe Reef LSS, Lake Huron LSS, Cross Rip LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-98 / WAL-521 NMGO 1915-1955 101' Lightship
Buffalo LSS, Lansing Shoal LSS, Handkerchief Shoal LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-99 / WAL-522 / EXP-99 NNGI 1920-1946 92' Lightship
Poe Reef LSS, Grays Reef LSS, Experimental
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-100 / WAL / WLV-523 NMGP 1930-1971 133' Lightship
Blunts Reef LSS, Relief LSS, San Francisco LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-101 / WAL / WLV-524 NMGQ 1916-1964 102' Lightship
Cape Charles LSS, Relief LSS, Overfall LSS, Stonehorse Shoal LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-102 / WAL / WLV-525 NMGR 1917-1963 102' Lightship
Southwest Pass LSS, South Pass LSS, Relief LSS, Brenton Reef LSS, Cross Rip LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-103 / WAL / WLV-526 NMGS 1920-1970 96' Lightship
Lake Huron LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-105 / WAL / WLV-527 NMGU 1922-1944 146' Lightship
Diamond Shoals LSS (rammed and sunk 20 Jul 1944)
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-106 / WAL / WLV-528 NNGY 1924-1968 132' Lightship
Nantucket LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-107 / WAL / WLV-529 NMGV 1924-1968 132' Lightship
Cape Lookout Shoals LSS, Winter Quarter Shoal LSS, Delaware LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-108 / WAL / WLV-530 NMGW 1923-1970 132' Lightship
Relief LSS, Five Fathom Bank LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-109 / WAL / WLV-531 NNGZ 1923-1966 132' Lightship
Relief LSS, Savannah LSS, New Orleans LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-110 / WAL / WLV-532 NMGX 1924-1971 132' Lightship
Pollock Rip LSS, Vineyard Sound LSS, Cross Rip LSS, Buzzards Bay LSS, Relief LSS, Barnegat LSS, Five Fathom Bank LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-111 / WAL / WLV-533 NMGY 1926-1963 132' Lightship
Ambrose Channel LSS, Portland LSS, Northeast End LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-112 / WAL / WLV-534 NMGZ 1936-1975 149' Lightship
Nantucket Shoals LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-113 / WAL / WLV-535 NMJA 1930-1968 133' Lightship
Swiftsure Bank LSS, Umatilla Reef LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-114 / WAL / WLV-536 NMJB 1930-1971 133' Lightship
Fire Island LSS, Diamond Shoals LSS, Relief LSS, Pollock Rip LSS, Portland LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-115 / WAL / WLV-537 NMJC 1930-1965 133' Lightship
Frying Pan Shoal LSS, Relief LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-116 / WAL / WLV-538 NMJD 1930-1971 133' Lightship
Fenwick Island Shoal LSS, Chesapeake LSS, Delaware LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) LS-118 / WAL / WLV-539 NMJF 1938-1972 115' Lightship
Cornfield Point LSS, Cross Rip LSS, Boston LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) WAL / WLV-189 NMJG 1946-1975 128' Lightship
Diamond Shoal LSS, New Orleans LSS, Five Fathom Bank LSS, Boston LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) WAL / WLV-196 NMJH 1946-1971 128' Lightship
Pollack Rip LSS, Nantucket Shoals LSS, Umatilla Reef LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) WAL / WLV-604 NEWP 1950-1979 129' Lightship
Columbia River LSS
(Unnamed Lightship) WAL / WLV-605 NKVY 1951-1976 129' Lightship
Overfalls LSS, Blunts Reef LSS, Relief LSS
 
 
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