Specs And Plans

1925 BLUEPRINTS

ELECTRICAL LIGHTING

DOCKING PLAN

1961 BLUEPRINTS

OUTBOARD PROFILE

DECK PLANS

INBOARD PROFILE

DOCKING PLAN

SPECIFICATIONS FOR LV-101/WAL-524

 

 

CONSTRUCTION

SHIPBUILDER: Pusey & Jones Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware

CONTRACT PRICE: $108,507

SISTER VESSEL: LV-102/WAL-525

DESIGN: Self-propelled vessel with a steel whaleback hull, large diameter tubular lantern mast forward; small jigger mast aft, and steel pilothouse/bridge at foot of forward mast

LENGTH: 101’10″

BEAM: 25’0″

DRAFT: 11’4″

DISPLACEMENT: 360 Long Tons

KEEL LAID: March 6, 1915

LAUNCHED: January 12, 1916

COMMISSIONED: September 27, 1916

DECOMMISSIONED: March 23, 1964

 

 

PROPULSION

PROPULSION (1916 DESIGN): 200 HP Meitz & Weiss 4 Cylinder Oil Engine

PROPULSION (1944 UPGRADE): 315 HP Cooper-Bessemer 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine

SPEED (1916 DESIGN): 8.0 Knots

SPEED (1944 UPGRADE): 8.2 Knots

 

 

SIGNALING

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS (1916 DESIGN): 500mm Fresnel Lens with 6 flash panels revolved by weight-driven clockwork, 24, 000 Candle Power kerosene lamp

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS (1931 UPGRADE): 375mm Duplex Lens Electric Lantern, 13,000 Candle Power per bulb (26,000 total Candle Power)

FOG SIGNALS (1916 DESIGN): 6″ Air Whistle Mushroom Horn on deck, compressor driven by two 40 HP kerosene engines; submarine bell; hand-operated 1000 lb bell

FOG SIGNALS (1931 UPGRADE): 10″ Air Whistle Mushroom Horn on deck, compressor driven by two 61.5 HP diesel engines; submarine bell; hand-operated 1000 lb bell

RADIO CALL SIGN (1919 – 1939): NAJV

RADIO CALL SIGN (1939 – 1964): NMGQ

 

 

UPGRADES AND CHANGES TIMELINE

1917: Illuminant changed from kerosene to acetylene

1919: Radio Installed

1931: Radio Beacon Installed

1931: Illuminating apparatus replaced with electric duplex lantern

1931: Fog Horn Upgraded to 10″ Air Whistle

1944: Engine Upgraded to Cooper-Bessemer FW-6 Diesel Engine

1944: Superstructure Expanded

1951: CR-103 Radar Installed

 

 

KNOWN COMMANDING OFFICERS

1916-1917: Master A. T. Loss, USLHS

1917-1921: Master Thomas S. Simmons, USLHS

1921: Master Arthur M. Hudson, USLHS

1941: BMC Otto E. Lange, USCG

1949: BMC Francis A. Massey, USCG

1951: BMC Thurston L Peabody, USCG

1955: BMC Ralph H. Joline, USCG

1962: BMC William Gauthier, USCG

1963: BMC Arthur D. Mitchell, USCG