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Fern III (Lighthouse Tender)

(PY: dp. 237; l. 98'5"; b. 22'; dr. 8'6"; s. 9 k.; cpl. 15; a. 23-pdr.)

A flowerless plant with feathery leaves.

III

Fern, a lighthouse tender, was acquired by the Navy and placed in service on 4 September 1917. She was assigned to the 13th Naval District and patrolled Alaskan waters until her return to the Lighthouse Service under Executive Order of 1 July 1919.

Published: Wed Jul 08 11:35:51 EDT 2015