Colonel Hodgson, 1922

Dec. 7, 2020

Colonel Hodgson, 1922

Builder: William J. Abbott, Milford, DE

Contracted: Unknown


Cost: $4,500 (purchase price)


Built: 1915


Machinery: Coal-fired, steam-driven single screw

Length: 115'

Beam: 29'

Draft: 8' 7"

Displacement: 172 tons

Launched: Unknown

Acquired: 8 June 1920

Commissioned: 1922

Disposition: Decommissioned 1925; transferred to the USCG; sold in 1926

Complement: Unknown

Cutter History:

Purchased by the Lighthouse Service in 1920 and placed into service in 1922 as a supply tender. The vessel transferred to the US Coast Guard, of which the Lighthouse Service was not yet a part, in 1925 and then sold a year later.


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