Year Built
Official Number
WLB 307
Ship Yard
Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Military (Non Commercial)
Specific Type
Ship Length
180.0 feet
37.00 feet
Mast Height
Net Tons
Gross Tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
Draft, Lightweight
12.5 tons
Displacement, Summer
1025 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

USCGC Planetree was commissioned in 1943 and was used primarily as a lighthouse tender.  During World War II, it served with the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet and aided in the construction of Long-Range- Navigation (LORAN) stations in the Pacific. 

After the war, Planetree was stationed in Hawaii and Alaska, and serviced Aids-to-Navigation (ATON) across the Pacific Ocean.  Planetree underwent an overhaul in 1991 and was decommissioned in 1999.

United States Coast Guard Official History

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Event: Entry
Date: 5/17/1999

Berthed at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet; US Coast Guard retains title.

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