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Lake View (ID 2186)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Fox - Watch

Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 as War Victor by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Renamed Lake View before completion
  • Launched 29 September 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 January 1918
  • Commissioned USS Lake View (ID 2186), 23 February 1918 at New York
  • Decommissioned 30 July 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1925 to the Ford Motor Co., River Rouge, MI
  • Scrapped in 1928

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,211 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 20'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 64
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,250ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS War Victor
    Lake View 50k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake View 79k This photo may have been taken around the time of her inspection by the Third Naval District on 5 January 1918
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105267
    Robert Hurst
    USS Lake View (ID 2186)
    Lake View 101k She is shown here in drydock
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 71547
    Robert Hurst
    Lake View 154k Ship's Officers and Crew posed on the after end of her superstructure, 9 July 1919
    Photographed by Hughes and Estabrook, 251 W. 42nd St., New York City
    Courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1970
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 71548
    Lake View 116k Enlisted Men of the ship's Engineer Force, posed on the after end of her superstructure, 1919
    Probably photographed by Hughes and Estabrook, 251 W. 42nd St., New York City, on or about 9 July 1919
    Courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1970
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 71549
    Lake View 104k c. 1918/1919
    In a Scottish port, shows her loading a cargo of life rafts during that period
    Courtesy Donald McPherson, 1970
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 71561

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Jesse Smith, USNRF23 February 1918 - 1 January 1919
    02LCDR Raymond Osgood Brackett, USNRF1 January 1919 - 7 July 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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