Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Numbering the Light Vessels

Vessels in the Lighthouse Service (LHS) were given letter designations to identify individual ships.  The first series went from the letters A-Z.  The second series went AA-ZZ.

Then the numbering system was changed and ships given the letter-number combination LV-1, LV-2.The Arctic was formerly the U.S. Navy Ship "D" when stationed off Frying Pan Shoals before the war.

After the war, it became LV-8 and was stationed off Hens and Chickens and then off Relief.

--Old B-R'er

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