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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter
by Designation
1939-2013

 

Lightships - LS, WAL, WLV

Tenders - WAGL, WLB, WLM, WLI, WLIC, WLR

Miscellaneous - WAK, WAO, WARC, WAT, WIX, WPM, WPY, WYT, WYTM, WYTL, WTGB, WTR, WAGR

 
Notes:
For current cutters in commission see U.S. Coast Guard data index.
Multiple designation are first to last.
Designations of former Navy vessels not shown.

Hull Number/s Name Remarks
LS-100 / WAL-523 / WLV-523 (Unnamed Lightship) Blunts Reef LSS, Relief LSS, San Francisco LSS
LS-101 / WAL-524 / WLV-524 (Unnamed Lightship) Overfall LSS, Stonehorese Shoal LSS
LS-102 / WAL-525 / WLV-525 (Unnamed Lightship) Brenton Reef LSS, Cross Rip LSS
LS-103 / WAL-526 / WLV-526 (Unnamed Lightship) Lake Huron LSS
LS-105 (Unnamed Lightship) Diamond Shoals LSS
LS-106 / WAL-528 / WLV-528 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS
LS-107 / WAL-529 / WLV-529 (Unnamed Lightship) Winter Quarter Shoal LSS, Delaware LSS
LS-108 / WAL-530 / WLV-530 (Unnamed Lightship) Five Fathom Bank LSS
LS-109 / WAL-531 / WLV-531 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS, Savannah LSS, New Orleans LSS
LS-110 / WAL-532 / WLV-532 (Unnamed Lightship) Vineyard Sound LSS, Cross Rip LSS, Buzzards Bay LSS, Relief LSS
LS-111 / WAL-533 / WLV-533 (Unnamed Lightship) Ambrose Channel LSS, Portland (ME) LSS
LS-112 / WAL-534 / WLV-534 (Unnamed Lightship) Nantucket Shoals LSS
LS-113 / WAL-535 / WLV-535 (Unnamed Lightship) Swiftsure Bank LSS, Umatilla Reef LSS, Relief LSS
LS-114 / WAL-536 / WLV-536 (Unnamed Lightship) Fire Island LSS, Relief LSS, Pollock Rip LSS, Portland LSS
LS-115 / WAL-537 / WLV-537 (Unnamed Lightship) Frying Pan Shoal LSS, Relief LSS
LS-116 / WAL-538 / WLV-538 (Unnamed Lightship) Fenwick Island Shoal LSS, Chesapeake LSS, Delaware LSS
LS-117 (Unnamed Lightship) Nantucket Shoals LSS
LS-118 / WAL-539 / WLV-539 (Unnamed Lightship) Cornfield Point LSS, Cross Rip LSS, Boston LSS
LS-53 / WAL-501 (Unnamed Lightship) Stone Horse Shoal LSS
LS-54 / WAL-502 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS
LS-76 / WAL-504 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS
LS-78 / WAL-505 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS
LS-79 / WAL-506 / WLV-506 (Unnamed Lightship) Boston LSS
LS-81 / WAL-507 (Unnamed Lightship) Boston LSS
LS-83 / WAL-508 (Unnamed Lightship) San Francisco LSS, Relief LSS
LS-84 / WAL-509 /WLV-509 (Unnamed Lightship) St John's LSS, Relief LSS
LS-85 / WAL-510 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS, Boston LSS
LS-86 / WAL-511 (Unnamed Lightship) Hen and Chickens LSS, Buzzard Bay LSS
LS-87 / WAL-512 / WLV-512 (Unnamed Lightship) Scotland LSS
LS-88 / WAL-513 (Unnamed Lightship) Umatilla LSS, Relief LSS
LS-89 / WAL-514 (Unnamed Lightship) Portland LSS
LS-91 / WAL-515 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS
LS-92 / WAL-516 (Unnamed Lightship) Relief LSS
LS-93 / WAL-517 (Unnamed Lightship) Columbia River LSS
LS-94 / WAL-518 (Unnamed Lightship) Savannah LSS
LS-95 / WAL-519 (Unnamed Lightship) Diamond Shaols LSS, Relief LSS
LS-96 / WAL-520 (Unnamed Lightship) Cross Rip LSS
LS-98 / WAL-521 (Unnamed Lightship) Handkerchief Shoal LSS, Relief LSS
LS-99 / WAL-522 (Unnamed Lightship) (Great Lakes Service)
WAGL-160 Forward  
WAGL-161 Phlox  
WAGL-162 Pine  
WAGL-176 Arrowwood  
WAGL-177 Almond  
WAGL-178 Chaparral  
WAGL-179 Jonquil  
WAGL-200 Acacia  
WAGL-201 Amaranth  
WAGL-202 Anemone  
WAGL-203 / WLM-203 Arbutus  
WAGL-204 Aspen  
WAGL-205 Beech  
WAGL-206 Camellia  
WAGL-207 Cedar  
WAGL-208 / WLI-208 Columbine  
WAGL-209 Cottonwood  
WAGL-210 Crocus  
WAGL-211 Cypress  
WAGL-212 / WLM-212 Fir  
WAGL-213 / WLR-213 Goldenrod  
WAGL-214 Greenbrier  
WAGL-215 Hawthorn  
WAGL-216 Alder  
WAGL-217 Hemlock  
WAGL-218 Hibiscus  
WAGL-219 / WLB-212 Hickory  
WAGL-220 / WLM-220 Hollyhock  
WAGL-221 Hyacinth  
WAGL-222 Ilex  
WAGL-223 Althea  
WAGL-224 / WLM-224 Juniper  
WAGL-225 Kukui  
WAGL-226 Larkspur  
WAGL-227 / WLM-227 Lilac  
WAGL-228 / WLI-228 Linden  
WAGL-229 Lotus  
WAGL-230 Lupine  
WAGL-231 Magnolia  
WAGL-232 Mangrove  
WAGL-233 Manzanita  
WAGL-234 / WLI-234 Maple  
WAGL-235 Marigold  
WAGL-236 Hydrangea  
WAGL-237 / WLM-237 Mistletoe  
WAGL-238 / WLI-238 Narcissus  
WAGL-239 Oak  
WAGL-240 Orchid  
WAGL-241 / WLR-21 Poplar  
WAGL-242 Rose  
WAGL-243 Sequoia  
WAGL-244 Shrub  
WAGL-245 Speedwell  
WAGL-246 Spruce  
WAGL-247 Sunflower  
WAGL-248 / WLI-248 Tamarack  
WAGL-249 Tulip  
WAGL-250 Violet  
WAGL-251 Wakerobin  
WAGL-252 / WLM-252 Walnut  
WAGL-253 Willow  
WAGL-254 / WLI-254 Wisteria  
WAGL-255 / WLI-255 Zinnia  
WAGL-256 Birch  
WAGL-257 / WLI-257 Bluebonnet  
WAGL-258 Cherry  
WAGL-259 / WLR-259 Dogwood  
WAGL-260 / WLI-72260 Elm  
WAGL-261 / WLI-261 Jasmine  
WAGL-262 Azalea  
WAGL-263 Myrtle  
WAGL-264 / WLR-75264 Oleander  
WAGL-265 Palmetto  
WAGL-266 Poinciana  
WAGL-267 Rhododendron  
WAGL-268 / WLR-268 Sycamore  
WAGL-269 Aster  
WAGL-270 / WLB-270 Cactus  
WAGL-277 / WLB-277 Cowslip  
WAGL-285 / WLR-285 Foxglove  
WAGL-286 / WLI-74286 Clematis  
WAGL-287 / WLI-74287 Shadbush  
WAGL-288 Dahlia  
WAGL-289 / WLB-289 Woodbine  
WAGL-290 / WLB-290 Gentian  
WAGL-291 / WLB-291 Laurel  
WAGL-292 / WLB-292 / WMEC-292 Clover  
WAGL-293 / WLI-293 Cosmos  
WAGL-294 / WLI-294 Barberry  
WAGL-295 / WAGO-295 / WLB-295 / WMEC-295 Evergreen  
WAGL-296 / WLB-296 Sorrel  
WAGL-297 / WLB-297 Ironwood  
WAGL-298 / WLI-298 Rambler  
WAGL-299 / WLI-299 Brier  
WAGL-300 / WLB-300 / WMEC-300 Citrus  
WAGL-301 / WLB-301 Conifer  
WAGL-302 / WLB-302 Madrona  
WAGL-303 / WLB-303 Tupelo  
WAGL-304 / WLR-304 Fern  
WAGL-305 / WLB-305 Mesquite  
WAGL-306 / WLB-306 Buttonwood  
WAGL-307 / WLB307 Plane Tree  
WAGL-308 / WLB-308 Papaw  
WAGL-309 / WLB-309 Sweetgum  
WAGL-310 / WLR-80310 Lantana  
WAGL-311 / WLR-311 Sumac  
WAGL-313 / WLI-313 Bluebell  
WAGL-315 / WLI-315 Smilax  
WAGL-316 / WLI-316 Primrose  
WAGL-317 / WLI-317 Verbena  
WAGL-328 / WLB-328 Magnolia  
WAGL-329 / WLB-329 Ivy  
WAGL-330 / WLB-330 Jonquil  
WAGL-331 / WLB-331 Heather  
WAGL-332 / WLB-332 Willow  
WAGL-367 Blackrock  
WAGL-38 / WAG-38 / WAGB-38 / WMEC-38 Storis  
WAGL-388 / WLB-388 Basswood  
WAGL-389 / WLB-389 Bittersweet  
WAGL-390 / WLB-390 Blackhaw  
WAGL-391 / WLB-391 Blackthorn  
WAGL-392 / WLB-392 Bramble  
WAGL-393 / WLB-393 Firebush  
WAGL-394 / WLB-394 Hornbeam  
WAGL-395 / WLB-395 Iris  
WAGL-396 / WLB-396 Mallow  
WAGL-397 / WLB-397 Mariposa  
WAGL-398 / WLB-398 Redbud  
WAGL-399 / WLB-399 Sagebrush  
WAGL-400 / WBL-400 Salvia  
WAGL-401 / WLB-401 Sassafras  
WAGL-402 / WLB-402 Sedge  
WAGL-403 / WLB-403 Spar  
WAGL-404 / WLB-404 Sundew  
WAGL-405 / WLB-405 Sweetbrier  
WAGL-406 / WLB-406 Acacia  
WAGL-407 / WLB-407 Woodrush  
WAGL-408 Aster  
WAGL-409 Thistle  
WAGL-540 / WLM-540 White Sumac  
WAGL-541 / WLM-541 White Alder  
WAGL-542 / WLM-542 White Bush  
WAGL-543 / WLM-543 White Holly  
WAGL-544 / WLM-544 White Sage  
WAGL-545 / WLM-545 White Heath  
WAGL-546 / WLM-546 White Lupine  
WAGL-547 / WLM-547 White Pine  
WAGL-56 Kickapoo  
WAGL-62 / WLB-62 Balsam  
WAGL-63 / WLR-63 Forsythia  
WAGL-641 / WLI-641 Azalea  
WAGL-642 / WLI-642 Buckthorn  
WAGR-410 / WTR-410 Courier  
WAK-123 Asterion  
WAK-169 Nettle  
WAK-170 Trillium  
WAK-185 Unalga  
WAK-186 Kukui  
WAK-246 Spruce  
WAL-189 / WLV-189 (Unnamed Lightship) Diamond Shoal LSS, New Orleans LSS, Five Fathom Bank LSS, Boston LSS
WAL-196 / WLV-196 (Unnamed Lightship) Pollack Rip LSS, Nantucket Shoals LSS, Umatilla Reef LSS
WAL-604 / WLV-604 (Unnamed Lightship) Columbia River LSS
WAL-605 / WLV-605 (Unnamed Lightship) Overfalls LSS, Blunts Reef LSS, Relief LSS
WAL-612 / WLV-612 Nantucket I Nantucket I, one of two named lightships.
San Francisco LSS, Blunts Reef LSS, Portland LSS, Nantucket Shoals LSS
WAL-613 / WLV-613 Nantucket II Nantucket I, one of two named lightships.
Ambrose Channel LSS, Relief LSS, Nantucket Shoals LSS
WAO-124 Big Horn  
WARC-333 Yamacraw  
WARC-58 Pequot  
WAT-150 / WMEC-150 Avoyel  
WAT-153 / WMEC-153 Chilula  
WAT-165 / WMEC-165 Cherokee  
WAT-166 / WMEC-166 Tamaroa  
WAT-167 / WAGO-167 / WMEC-167 Acushnet  
WAT-168 / WMEC-168 Yocona  
WAT-54 Shawnee  
WAT-55 Carrabasset  
WIX-327 Eagle  
WLB-201 Juniper  
WLB-202 Willow  
WLB-203 Kukui  
WLB-204 Elm  
WLB-205 Walnut  
WLB-206 Spar  
WLB-207 Maple  
WLB-208 Aspen  
WLB-209 Sycamore  
WLB-210 Cypress  
WLB-211 Oak  
WLB-212 Hickory  
WLB-213 Fir  
WLB-214 Hollyhock  
WLB-215 Sequoia  
WLB-216 Alder  
WLI-65303 Blackberry  
WLI-65304 Chokeberry  
WLI-65305 Loganberry  
WLI-65400 Bayberry  
WLI-65401 Elderberry  
WLI-80801 Tern  
WLIC-75301 Anvil  
WLIC-75302 Hammer  
WLIC-75303 Sledge  
WLIC-75304 Mallett  
WLIC-75305 Vise  
WLIC-75306 Clamp  
WLIC-75309 Hatchet  
WLIC-75310 Axe  
WLIC-800 Pamlico  
WLIC-801 Hudson  
WLIC-802 Kennebec  
WLIC-803 Saginaw  
WLM-551 Ida Lewis  
WLM-552 Katherine Walker  
WLM-553 Abbie Burgess  
WLM-554 Marcus Hanna  
WLM-555 James Rankin  
WLM-556 Joshua Appleby  
WLM-557 Frank Drew  
WLM-558 Anthony Petit  
WLM-559 Barbara Mabrity  
WLM-560 William Tate  
WLM-561 Harry Claiborne  
WLM-562 Maria Bray  
WLM-563 Henry Blake  
WLM-564 George Cobb  
WLM-685 Red Wood  
WLM-686 Red Beech  
WLM-687 Red Birch  
WLM-688 Red Cedar  
WLM-689 Red Oak  
WLR-65501 Ouachita  
WLR-65502 Cimarron  
WLR-65503 Obion  
WLR-65504 Scioto  
WLR-65505 Osage  
WLR-65506 Sangamon  
WLR-75307 Wedge  
WLR-75401 Gasconade  
WLR-75402 Muskingum  
WLR-75403 Wyaconda  
WLR-75404 Chippewa  
WLR-75405 Cheyenne  
WLR-75406 Kickapoo  
WLR-75407 Kanawha  
WLR-75408 Patoka  
WLR-75409 Chena  
WLR-75500 Kankakee  
WLR-75501 Greenbrier  
WPYc-27 Colleen  
WSC-157 / WMEC-157 / WIX-157 Cuyahoga  
WTR-385 Tanager  
WTR-899 Lamar  
WYP-353 Dow  
WTY-60 / WYTM-60 Manitou  
WYT-195 Yonaguska  
WYT-371 Beverly  
WYT-61 Kaw  
WYT-71 / WYTM-71 Apalachee  
WYT-72 / WYTM-72 Yankton  
WYT-73 / WYTM-73 Mohican  
WYT-74 Tioga  
WYT-81 Davey  
WYT-84 Winnissimmet  
WYT-86 / WYTM-86 Calumet  
WYT-87 / WYTM-87 Hudson  
WYT-88 / WYTM-88 Navesink  
WYT-89 / WYTM-89 Tuckahoe  
WYT-90 / WYTM-90 Arundel  
WYT-91 / WYTM-91 Mahoning  
WYT-92 / WYTM-92 Naugatuck  
WYT-93 / WYTM-93 Raritan  
WYT-94 Golden Gate  
WYT-95 Manhattan  
WYT-96 / WYTM-96 Chinook  
WYT-97 / WYTM-97 Ojibwa  
WYT-98 / WYTM-98 Snohomish  
WYT-99 / WYTM-99 Sauk  
WYTL-65601 Capstan  
WYTL-65602 Chock  
WYTL-65603 Swivel  
WYTL-65604 Tackle  
WYTL-65605 Towline  
WYTL-65606 Catenary  
WYTL-65607 Bridle  
WYTL-65608 Pendant  
WYTL-65609 Shackle  
WYTL-65610 Hawser  
WYTL-65611 Line  
WYTL-65612 Wire  
WYTL-65614 Bollard  
WYTL-65615 Cleat  
WYTM-101 / WTGB-101 Katmai Bay  
WYTM-102 / WTGB-102 Bristol Bay  
WYTM-103 / WTGB-103 Mobile Bay  
WYTM-104 / WTGB-104 Biscayne Bay  
WYTM-105 / WTGB-105 Neah Bay  
WYTM-106 / WTGB-106 Morro Bay  
WYTM-107 / WTGB-107 Penobscot Bay  
WYTM-108 / WTGB-108 Thunder Bay  
WYTM-109 / WTGB-109 Sturgeon Bay  
     
Source:
Robert L. Scheina, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II, Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1982.
Robert L. Scheina, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft 1946-1990, Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1990.
Norman Polmar, The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, 17th Edition, Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 2001.
James C. Fahey, The Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet (Victory Edition, 1945), Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, reprint 1983.

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