|Original photo caption; description; date; photo number & photographer (if known). Unless otherwise noted all photos are official U.S. Coast Guard photographs.|
|"Commodore & Mrs. J. A. Hirshfield, Mrs. A.
V. Prentis, James Hirshfield, Katherine Prentis Hirshfield, Sponsor,
LS-189."; 16 October 1946; Photo No. 859; Defoe Shipbuilding Company photo.
Vice Commandant and World War II Coast Guard hero, Commodore James A. Hirshfield, attended the launching of LV-189. His daughter, holding the bouquet, christened the lightship.
|No caption/date/photo number; photographer
The launching of LV-189 on 16 October 1946 at the Defoe Shipbuilding Company yard in Bay City, Michigan.
|"Diamond Shoal Lightship (WAL-189)."; 23
August 1962; Photo No. 08-23062 (03); photographer unknown.
|No caption; 8 November 1965; Photo No.
110865-20; photographer unknown.
|No caption/photo number; photographer
Photo of the decommissioned WLV-189, taken on 28 January 1994, just prior to her sinking off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, as part of New Jersey's Artificial Reef Program.
Photo credit: New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife; Bureau of Marine Fisheries / Artificial Reef Program; through Martin Krzywicki of the U.S. Coast Guard Lightship Sailors Association.
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