From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
A fragrant evergreen of the pine family.
Cedar, a sea-going lighthouse tender, was built at Long Beach, Calif., for service in Alaska. She was acquired from the Lighthouse Service in August 1917, and operated throughout World War I as a patrol vessel assigned to the 13th Naval District. She was returned to the Lighthouse Service under an Executive order of 1 July 1919.
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