Rose, 1870 (USLHS)

Nov. 2, 2020

Rose, 1870

Any of numerous shrubs or vines of the genus Rosa, usually having prickly stems, compound leaves, and variously colored, often fragrant flowers.

Builder:  ?

Length: 64'

Beam: 16' 6"

Draft: 6' 6"

Displacement: 36 tons

Cost: $10,950

Commissioned: 1870

Decommissioned: 1878

Disposition: Sold, 1881

Machinery: Steam engine, coal-fired boiler; single propeller

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Armament: None

Tender History:

The United States Tender Rose, the first with this name, was a 64-foot, wooden-hulled steam tug purchased for the service in May of 1870.  She was assigned to the 4th Lighthouse District.  She was declared unfit for service in 1878 and was sold in 1881.


Douglas Peterson.  United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.