USS Nantucket II

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Nantucket, II
(Light Ship: dp. 670, 1. 135'5", b. 29'0", dr. 13'6", s. 10 k. cpl. 15; a. 1 4",
2 3")

The second Nantucket, a wooden light ship built in 1907 for the Lighthouse Service, was transferred to the Naw by the Executive Order 11 April 1917 with the entire Lighthouse Service.

In the Naw~ during World War I, she continued her former peacetime routine warning shipping away from Nantucket Shoals and aided in guarding nearby waters against U-boats. After peace was restored, Nantucket was returned to the Commeree Department 1 July 1919.