LV 116

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Source of Image: Karl Agre (USA)
Date of Image: Unknown


International Designation Number:

LV116 / WAL538

Vessel Name: 



Previous Name/s:
Station: 1930-1933 Station Fenwick Island Shoal
1933-1942 Station Chesapeake Bay
1942-1945 based at Sandwich (MA)
1945-1965 Station Chesapeake
1965-1970 Station Delaware Bay
De-commissioned: August 25th,1970


Date of Construction: 1930
Builder: Charleston Drydock & Machine Co, Charleston (SC)
Material: steel hull; steel deckhouses; 2 masts, smokestack amidships
Cost: $274,434
Length: 133.3feet (40.60m)
Depth: 13feet (3.96m)
Beam: 30feet (9.14m)
Weight: 630ton



Technical Data:

Illumination: 375mm electric lens lantern at each masthead
Fog signal: Electric diaphragm horn using 4-way multiple horn; hand operated bell
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
Speed: 9 knots
Anchor: Mushroom anchor
Operational Dates: 1930 - 1970
Radio and visual call sign: NMJD (1940-1970)
Crew: 16 men, two weeks on, two weeks off


25.08.1970-1980 transferred to National Park Service, which used her as a sea-going environmental classroom at Hams Point, Washington DC until 1980

1982 she was turned over to the city of Baltimore

1988 she became part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum and is open to the public. CHESAPEAKE is a National Historic Landmark

Opening hours:

daily 10 am - 6 pm

Spring (from March) and Autumn:
Sunday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Friday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Admission fees:
Adults 7$
Seniors 6$
Children (6-14) 4$
Children (under 5) free

Visitor address:
Baltimore Maritime Museum
802 South Caroline Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21231