provided by the US Coast Guard Historian’s Office

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR LV 101/WAL 524

General Information

KEEL LAID: March 6, 1915
LAUNCHED: January 12, 1916
COMMISSIONED: September 2, 1916
DECOMMISSIONED: March 23, 1964
SHIPBUILDER: Pusey & Jones Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware
CONTRACT PRICE: $108,507
SISTER VESSEL: LV 102/WAL 525
DESIGN: Self-propelled; steel whaleback hull; single large diameter tubular lantern mast forward; steel pilothouse/bridge at foot of mast; small jigger mast aft
LENGTH: 101’10″
BEAM: 25’0″
DRAFT: 11’4″
DISPLACEMENT: 360 Long Tons
PROPULSION (AS BUILT): 200 HP Meitz & Weiss 4 Cylinder Oil Engine
SPEED (AS BUILT): 8.0 Knots
PROPULSION (AS UPGRADED):315 HP Cooper-Bessemer 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine
SPEED (AS UPGRADED): 8.2 Knots
ILLUMINATING APPARATUS (AS BUILT): 500mm lens with 6 flash panels revolved by weight-driven clockwork, kerosene lamp; housed in cylindrical lantern: 24,000 cp
FOG SIGNALS (AS BUILT): 6″ air siren; mushroom type horn on deck; compressor driven by two 40 HP kerosene engines; submarine bell; hand-operated 1000 lb bell
RADIO/VISUAL CALL SIGN (1940-1964): NMGQ

Equipment Changes, Modifications, & Improvements:

1917: Illuminant changed from kerosene to acetylene
1919: Equipped with radio
1931: Equipped with a radio beacon
1931: Illuminating apparatus converted to duplex 375 mm electric lantern, 13 OOOcp each lamp, original cylindrical lantern housing removed
1931: Fog signal changed to 10″ air whistle
1944: Re-powered with Cooper-Bessemer 315HP FW-6 Diesel Engine
Circa 1950s: CR-103 Radar Installed

Commanding Officers: LV 101 / WAL 524

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