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<nowiki>buque faro; vitaskip; плавучий маяк; goleulong; کشتی راهنما; плаващ фар; fyrskib; 灯台船; fyrskepp; אוניית מגדלור; 燈船; 灯船; 등선; lumŝipo; брод-светилник; nave-faro; bateau-phare; brodovi-svjetionici; brod svetionik; brod-svjetionik; φαρόπλοιο; брод светионик; svetilniška ladja; navio farol; Feuerschiff; fyrskip; majakkalaiva; latarniowiec; fyrskip; Üzən mayak; плавучий маяк; брод светионик; lichtschip; 燈船; lightvessel; majáková loď; 灯船; Tulelaev; navire spécialisé; ship that acts as a lighthouse in waters that are too deep or otherwise unsuitable for lighthouse construction; als Navigationshilfe dienendes Wasserfahrzeug; 등대 역할을 하는 배; Fartyg försett med fyrliknande anordning; surmara gvidmarkilo, sur loko kie devus esti lumturo, sed kie la konstruo de tio ne eblas; loď plnící funkci majáku; lichtbaken op volle zee; nave faro; bateaux feux; bateau feux; bateaux-feux; bateau-feu; bateau feu; bateau-feux; Fyrskip; плавучие маяки; Leuchtfeuerschiff; Leuchtschiff; Light Vessel; FS; 등대선; 등대 배; 등대배; lightship; light vessel; barco-farol; barco farol; 灯船; 灯台船; Ladja svetilnik</nowiki>
ship that acts as a lighthouse in waters that are too deep or otherwise unsuitable for lighthouse construction
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Wikidata Q831515
GND ID: 4203501-6
Library of Congress authority ID: sh85076908
National Library of Israel J9U ID: 987007529351105171
KulturNav-ID: 2a8dc5a6-23b5-4207-af7a-8b7966e636c1
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U.S. Lightships[edit]

Operated under the U.S. Lighthouse Service, later under the U.S. Coast Guard. Ships were identified by Light Vessel (number); for example, L.V. No. 2, LV-117. The ships station (Buffalo, Nantucket Shoals) was painted on the side of the ships with extra ships serving temporary duty painted Relief. Some ships served multiple stations in their career so the name on the ship would change while the LV number remained constant.