The USLHT Azalea, briefly the USS Azalea was a lighthouse tender built in 1891 for the United States Lighthouse Service. She was assigned to the Second Light House District out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
|Builder:||Jonson Foundry & Machine Company|
|Length:||154 ft (47 m)|
|Beam:||24 ft 3 in (7.39 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)|
|Installed power:||400 hp (300 kW)|
|Complement:||5 officers, 14 crew|
She was transferred to the United States Navy on 16 April 1917 and commissioned 9 May 1917. Her role in the Navy was to salvage navigational aids, adjust buoys, and tended nets during World War I. She was returned to the Lighthouse service 1 July 1919.
She returned to duty in the Second Light House District. Azalea collided with the schooner Lavinia M. Snow off Pollock Rip in 1921 but was repaired and returned to service. She was decommissioned and sold in 1933.
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