USCG Relief Lightship #78 Crew List & Station Logs...
Year Built 1904 ? Sunk 24 June 1960
by crew member Jay McCarthy
During My Time Aboard, from 26 APRIL 1957 thru 23 APRIL 1959
WICKS, W. A. CHBOSN, W-2 Received word, has Crossed Over the Bar
Relieved on 19 MARCH 1958 by ?
BROWER, G. R. CHBOSN, W-1
FULCHER, Maxwell BMC Received word, has Crossed Over the Bar
Relieved on 17 JULY 1957 by ?
CARTER, Louis, C. BMCM Received word, has Crossed Over the Bar
THRUSH, Raymond, L. ENC Received word, has Crossed Over the Bar
BURBAGE, Edmund, L. BM1 Update: 1970, Retired BMCM USCG
DURBANO, Raymond, F. BM2
MITCHELL, Nolan D. EN1
QUAIL, Robert W. EN1
BROWN, Edward J. EN2
FITERMAN, David T. EN3
SMITH, J.P. CS2
BOISMENU, R.T. CS2
McFARLAND, Harold E. CS3
HARDWICK, Clayton M. CS3
FIFE, Wilbert SD1 (Temporary Duty)
BAGLIO, Frank F.
FAIRFULL, Ralph E.
GROBER, Stanley G.
KUHN, Blaine I.
PIERCE, Bobby R.
SULLIVAN, Charles D.
Many of the above crew came and went during my time aboard and ratings changes were constant. The above list is noted to the best of my research and recollection. I might have missed some names.
STATIONS RELIEVED: U.S.C.G. RELIEF Lightship LV 78 / WAL 505
26 APRIL 1957 ? Reported aboard RELIEF Lightship LV 78 / WAL 505, at U. S. Coast Guard Base St. George, Staten Island, New York. Ship had just returned a week earlier, from relieving CORNFIELD POINT Lightship Station off Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
04-30-57 thru 06-08-57 AMBROSE Channel Lightship Station, ? New York
06-08-57 thru 06-16-57 Berth ?S?, Base St. George, SINY
06-16-57 thru 07-27-57 SCOTLAND Lightship Station, ? Sandy Hook, New Jersey
07-27-57 thru 08-20-57 Base St. George, SINY
08-20-57 thru 08-30-57 BREWERS Shipyard, Drydock # 5, SINY
08-30-57 thru 10-12-57 Base St. George, SINY
10-12-57 thru 11-27-57 CORNFIELD POINT Lightship Station, ? Old Saybrook, Connecticut
11-27-57 thru 12-07-57 Base St. George, SINY
12-07-57 thru 01-19-58 AMBROSE Channel Lightship Station, ? New York
01-19-58 thru 01-27-58 Berth ?S?, Base St. George, SINY
01-27-58 thru 03-13-58 SCOTLAND Lightship Station, ? Sandy Hook, New Jersey
03-13-58 thru 04-29-58 Moored Port side to CORNFIELD Lightship at Base St. George, SINY
04-29-58 thru 06-08-58 AMBROSE Channel Lightship Station, ? New York
06-08-58 thru 06-14-58 Moored Port side to CORNFIELD Lightship at Base St. George, SINY
06-14-58 thru 07-26-58 SCOTLAND Lightship Station, ? Sandy Hook, New Jersey
07-26-58 thru 11-29-58 Berth ?P?, Base St. George, SINY
11-29-58 thru 01-10-59 AMBROSE Channel Lightship Station, ? New York
Above STATIONS Assignments were obtained from researching the Original Deck Logs filed at the National Archives, Washington, DC on 8 August 2002? NO LOGS dated later than those listed above were available. We can only presume they went down with the ship, when she was Rammed and Sunk on AMBROSE Channel Lightship Station, 24 JUNE 1960.
The following are from my recollections:
01-10-59 thru 02-16-59 Base St. George, SINY
02-16-59 thru 03-31-59 OVERFALLS Lightship Station, ? Lewes, DE.
03-31-59 thru 04-23-59 Base St. George, SINY
23 APRIL, 1959 ? Departed RELIEF Lightship LV 78 / WAL 505 at Coast Guard Base St. George, SINY and was assigned to In-Active USCGR Service.
Current Status of the Lightships that were on the Stations we Relieved during this time period:
LIGHTSHIP # STATION NAME CURRENT STATUS
LV 613 AMBROSE (NY) Privately owned, berthed, Wareham, MA. ? Named, NANTUCKET (II)
LV 87 / WAL 512 SCOTLAND (NJ) Acquired 1968, by The South Street Seaport, NYC, ? Exhibit, Re-named, AMBROSE
LV 118 / WAL 539 CORNFIELD (CT.) Owned by the OVERFALLS Maritime Museum Foundation Lewes, DE. ? Museum, Re-named, OVERFALLS
WLV 605 OVERFALLS (DE.) Owned by The U.S. Lighthouse Society, San Francisco, CA. ? Museum, Re-named, RELIEF
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