YEAR BUILT: 1926

BUILT AT: Bath (ME)

BUILDER: Bath Iron Works

APPROPRIATION: None
(see Const.Notes)

CONTRACT PRICE: $219, 883

SISTER VESSELS: LV 106,107,108, 109, 110

DESIGN: Diesel propelled; steel hull; steel pilot house and deck houses; 2 masts with lantern galleries; stack amidships

LENGTH: 132'4" (loa); BEAM: 30'0"; DRAFT: 14'7"; TONNAGE: 775 displ

PROPULSION: Diesel -- 8 cylinder full-diesel, direct reversing, 450 IHP; 4 bladed propeller; max speed 9 knots

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS: 375mm electric lens lantern wIth 250 watt lamp at each masthead; each rated at 15,000 cp

FOG SIGNAL: 6" air siren with 4-way multiple horns, submarine bell, hand operated bell

CONSTRUCTION NOTES - MODIFICATIONS -. EQUIPMENT CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS: LV 111-
First US lightship built with full--Diesel propulsion; completed Dec 20, 1926-
Construction cost paid by Standard Oil as reparation for Linking of LV 51, 1919-
1926: Equipped with radio when built-
1932: Equipped with radiobeacon-
1934: Fog signal changed to air diaphragm horn (17" Leslie typhori)-
1945: Fitted with detection radar-
1963: USCG lists draft at i5'4", tonnage 797, max speed 7 knots; CR-los radar;
other characteristics as above-
Radio and visual call sign NMGY (1940-1963)


STATION ASSIGNMENTS: LV 111 / WAL 533

1927-1932: Northeast End (NJ)
1932-1952: Ambrose Channel (NY)
1952-1969: Portland. (ME)

(Northeast End station discontinued Aug 31, 1932)
(1942-1945 During WWII remained on Ambrose station; no armament provided)
HISTORICAL NOTES: LV 111 / WAL 533-
1927 Jan 6, placed on Northeast End (NJ), replacing Relief LV 79; remained assigned until station discontinued Aug 31, 1932-
Thereafter served as shown under Station Assignments

More notes:


RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1969; AGE: 43

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: Decommissioned and transferred to USN Jul 11, 1969: sold
to private owner, being displayed at Baltimore Harbor Place 1972-1979; later at
Ocean City MD; then at Toms River NJ. Later sold for scrap and was in 1984 at
North American Metals, a shipbreakers yard at Bordentown NJ. Still there 1988

COMMANDING OFFICERS: LV 111 / WAL 533

1927-?: Oswald Olsen, Mate
1932-1937: Gustave A Lange, Master
1937-?: Kolb Skari, Master
?-1961: CWO Zwalley, CO
1961-1963: CWO Paul Harp, CO
1961-1963: BMC Joseph Gelinas, 010

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