LV 83


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Source of Image: Larry Myhre (USA)
Date of Image: Unknown

 

International Designation Number:

LV83 / WAL508
 

Vessel Name: 

Swiftsure

 

Previous Name/s:
Station: 1905-1930 Blunts Reef (CA)
1930-1942 San Francisco (CA)
1942-1945 Examination Vessel, WWII
1945-1951 San Francisco (CA)
1951-1960 Relief (West Coast)
De-commissioned: July 18th, 1960
Authority:

 

Construction:
Date of Construction: 1904
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Co.
Material: Steel Hull.
Cost: $90,000
Length: 129feet
Depth: 12.5feet
Beam: 28.5feet
Weight: 668ton

 

 

Technical Data:

Elevation:
Range:
Illuminating Apparatus: Cluster of 3 oil lens lanterns raised to each masthead
Fog Signal: 2" steam chime whistle; hand operated 1000-lb bell
Propulsion: Steam - one compound reciprocating engine.
Anchor:
Operational Dates: 1905 - 1960
Radio/visual call sign: NMGF (1940-1960)
Crew:

Notes:

1942-1945: during WWII withdrawn from station and based at San Francisco as examination vessel;

armed with an Army 3-pounder. Classed as "YN" - net tender during the period.