STATION ASSIGNMENTS: LV 32

1863-1864: Frying Pan Shoal (NC)
1864-1871: Martins Industry (SC)
1871-1877: Relief (SC)
1877-1883: Frying Pan Shoal (NC)
1883-1886: Relief (SC)
1886-1889: Rattlesnake Shoal (SC)
1889-1890: Relief (SC)

(Prior to 1867 when No. 32 was assigned, official records identify this vessel as "Frying Pan" and later as "Martins Industry")

HISTORICAL NOTES: LV 32-

1863: Jul 4, placed on Frying Pan Shoal but, in accordance with instructions
from "naval authorities", no lights were shown initially-
1864: Driven off station by storm; put in to Port Royal (SC)-
1864: Aug 18, placed on Martins Industry (SC)-
1873: May 6, while relieving Frying Pan Shoal, damaged in collision with
Norwegian bark MIMI-
1877: Dec 4, placed on Frying Pan Shoal (SC)-
1883: Sep 10, parted chain and driven off station in hurricane; brought into
Charleston for repair; completed in October; reverted to Relief status-
1886: Jul 26, placed on Rattlesnake Shoal (SC)-
1886: Annual report stated that wooden lightships were unsuitable for use in
(6th) District due to "insidious" action of Teredo Navalis and proposed
that iron vessels be gradually substituted.-
1889: Dec 16, removed from station due to extensive leaking from shipworm
damage; later "virtually sank into the mud" while docked at Charleston


RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1889; AGE: 26

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION:-
Jun 30, 1890, sold at public auction, Charleston (SC) - $850


COMMANDING OFFICERS: LV 32 ???

1871-1875: LV-29

YEAR BUILT: 1864

BUILT AT: Philadelphia (FA)

BUILDER: Vaughn & Fisher

APPROPRIATION: $150,000
(Approp. 1864 for "construction & repair of light boats")

CONTRACT PRICE: $24, 000 ($48, 000 for LV 29&34)

SISTER VESSELS: None

DESIGN: Wood -- oak, yellow pine & locust; copper & iron fastened; 2 masts, no day marks

LENGTH: 101" 0' (loa), BEAM: 23' 6", DRAFT: 106", TONNAGE: 232 gross

PROPULSION: Sai1

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS: 2 lanterns, each with 8 oil lamps w/reflector:

FOG SIGNAL: Hand operated bell


CONSTRUCTION NOTES - MODIFICATIONS - EQUIPMENT CHANGES &IMPROVEMENTS: LV 29-
1878: Extensive hull repairs-
1881: "Thorough" repairs following damage due to August hurricane & grounding-
1885: New suit of sails fitted, awnings replaced-
1887: "Badly worm eaten", stem replaced, replanked and coppered below water,
new mainmast, new water tanks, hawsepipes replaced-
1895: Major overhaul-
1897/98: Repairs, refitted, mainmast replaced-
1900: Hauled for salvage or repairs, "as she has not been out of the water for
over 5 years"-
1902: Hauled for major structural repairs to stem, keel, and planking


STATION ASSIGNMENTS: LV 29
1865- 1871: Frying Pan Shoal (NC)
1871-1875: Martins Industry (SC)
1875-1877: Frying Pan Shoal (NC)
1877-1880: Relief (SC)
1880-1887: Martins Industry (SC)
1887-1888: Relief (SC)
1888-1892: Frying Pan Shoal (NC)
1893-1906: Relief (SC)
1906-1911: Martins Industry (SC)
1911-1915: Relief (SC)


HISTORICAL NOTES: LV 29-
1865: Dec 20, placed on Frying Pan Shoal (NC)-
1866: Jan, broke adrift in gale-
1866: Sep 28, broke adrift, found Oct 10 off Tybee (GA), refitted and returned
to station Nov 15-
1871: Driven from station in heavy weather, taken in for repairs-
1871: Sep 1, placed on Martins Industry (SC) from which LV 34 had gone adrift-
1875: Jun 21, placed on Frying Pan Shoal (NC)-
1877: Dec 14, reverted to Relief-
1880: Apr 26, placed on Martins Industry (SC)-
1881: Aug 27, blown off station in hurricane; aground at Tybee Island (GA);
taken in for repair of extensive damage; back on station Feb 1, 1882-
1887: Jul 23, reverted to Relief (SC) -in need of extensive repairs-
1888: Nov 27, placed on Frying Pan Shoal (NC), withdrawn Dec 1, 1892 & repaired-
1893: Jan 1, reverted to Relief (SC) -"in poor condition"-
1903: Mar 23, parted moorings and went aground in Charleston Harbor-
1906: Feb 7, placed on Martins Industry (SC)-
1911: Dec 16, reverted to Relief status, kept at Charleston (SC)


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RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1915 AGE: 52

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: Surveyed, condemned and sold to the highest bidder at
Charleston (SC), Sep 15, 1915 - $1667,67

COMMANDING OFFICERS: LV 29

1892-1893: Antoni Neilson, Asst Keeper
1893-1894: Antoni Neilson, Mate
1894-1896: Carl F Kellin, Master
1896-1900: Andrew Anderson, Master
?-1913: Edgar M. Cahoon, Mate
To Martin Industry LV 34 and LV1>>>>>>>

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