Any of numerous plants of the genus Papaver, having nodding buds with four crumpled petals, showy red, orange, or white flowers, a milky juice, and capsules that dehisce through terminal pores.
The Poppy was originally built in 1918 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps as the harbor launch Q-7. She was a diesel powered wooden-hulled 53-ton launch that was acquired in 1923 and assigned to the 7th Lighthouse District for use as a buoy boat. She was placed out of service in 1938.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.