United States lightship Relief (WAL-605)

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Lightship WAL-605, RELIEF
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Serving as WLV-605 at Overfalls
Location: Oakland, California
Coordinates: 37°47′44.48″N 122°16′50.13″W / 37.7956889°N 122.2805917°W / 37.7956889; -122.2805917Coordinates: 37°47′44.48″N 122°16′50.13″W / 37.7956889°N 122.2805917°W / 37.7956889; -122.2805917
Built/Founded: 1950
Architect: Rice Brothers
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: December 20, 1989[1]
Designated NHL: December 20, 1989[2]
NRHP Reference#: 89002462
File:Lightship Relief (Oakland, CA).JPG
Photo of the vessel taken from a walkway northeast of it.

United States lightship Relief (WAL-605) is a lightvessel now serving as a museum in Oakland, California. She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][3] The NHL plaque identifies it as "U.S. Coast Guard Lightship WLV 605."

She is the sister ship to WLF-604 Columbia.[4]


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LIGHTSHIP Wal-605 "RELIEF"". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=2087&ResourceType=Structure. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. Note NRHP text and photos are available on-line for a different lightvessel, Lightship No. 83 "Relief", at the National Park Service, mistakenly under the refnum 89002462 that belongs to Lightship WAL-605 Relief, rather than under its refnum 75001852.
  4. "WLV-605 - Lightship RELIEF". rudyalicelighthouse.net. http://www.rudyalicelighthouse.net/CalLts/LV605/LV605.htm. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 

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