United States lightship Relief (WLV-605)

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Relief (WAL-605)
Photo of the vessel taken from a walkway northeast of it.
United States
Builder: Rice Brothers
Laid down: 1 March 1949
Launched: 4 May 1950
Sponsored by: Miss Elizabeth F Loughlin
Acquired: 15 February 1951
Out of service: 1 January 1976
  • WAL-605 (1950–1965)
  • WLV-605 (1965–)
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Tonnage: 400 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 546 Loaded Tons
  • 128 ft (39 m) LOA
  • 112 ft (34 m) LWL
Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Draught: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Depth: 21.4 ft (6.5 m)
Lightship WAL-605, RELIEF
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Serving as WLV-605 at Overfalls
United States lightship Relief (WLV-605) is located in California
United States lightship Relief (WLV-605)
Location Oakland, California
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Built 1950
Architect Rice Brothers
NRHP Reference # 89002462
CHISL # 1036[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 20 December 1989[2]
Designated NHL 20 December 1989[3]

United States lightship Relief (WLV-605) is a lightvessel now serving as a museum ship in Oakland, California. She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[3] The NHL plaque identifies it as "U.S. Coast Guard Lightship WLV 605."

She is the sister ship to WLV-604 Columbia.[4]


  1. "California Historic Landmarks: Alameda County". Office of Historical Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "LIGHTSHIP Wal-605 "Relief"". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "WLV-605 - Lightship RELIEF". rudyalicelighthouse.net. Retrieved 2012-09-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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