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United States Lightvessel 76 (LV 76 / WAL 504)

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Photo from US Coast Guard site
She served as a relief lightship on the west coast for her entire career which spanned 1904-1960

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Album name:mitko / US - California and Hawaii
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Decommissioned Sep 16, 1960; sold Oct 9, 1961 plans for use as Seattle museum failed and vessel became coastal freighter CLAIRE ANNE at San Francisco; later used for fishing in Alaska in 1970s; 1987 in use as museum at Vancouver B.C. named Claire Anne.
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1904, LENGTH: 129'6" (loa); BEAM: 28'8"; DRAFT: 126"; TONNAGE: 578 displ.
Coordinates (in any format):1905-1942: Relief (West Coast) 1942-1945: Examination Vessel (1942-1945 during WWII, assigned to CG HQ; stationed at Alameda CA and used as training vessel; no armament provided) 1945-1960: Relief (West Coast)
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Date added:Apr 07, 2012
Keywords:California ; Lightship ; Pacific ocean ; Historic
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