The Coast Guard At War

Transports and Escorts

Historical Section, Public Information Division
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
May 1, 1949

CGC Spruce (WAGL-246)

Spruce was built at New Orleans, La. as Army mine planter Colonel Garland N. Whistler; commissioned 1920. On 22 December 1923, the ship was transferred to the US Light House Service and converted to a lighthouse tender.

From 1941 thru 1945, Spruce was assigned to the 10th Naval District and stationed at San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was used for A/N duty.

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