USS Mistletoe (1872)

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Name: USS Mistletoe
Completed: 1872
Commissioned: April 1917
Decommissioned: July 1919
General characteristics
Displacement: 455 tons
Length: 153 ft
Beam: 26 ft
Draft: 6 ft 9 in
Speed: 10 knots
Complement: 20
Armament: (As lighthouse tender) none

The second USS Mistletoe was a wooden lighthouse tender built in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1872.

Service history

The ship was operated by the Lighthouse Service of the Commerce Department. On 11 April 1917, she was transferred to the Navy with the entire Lighthouse Service by executive order.

Assigned to the 3rd Naval District, Mistletoe served during World War I as a patrol boat out of Section Base No. 8, Tompkinsville, Staten Island. Following the end of the war, the vessel was returned to the custody of the Department of Commerce, 1 July 1919.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.