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Lake Wood (ID 2555)

Civiliam call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - George - Fox

Mine Carrier:

  • Built in 1917 as War Honour by the Detroit Drydock Co., Wyandotte, MI
  • Renamed Lake Wood prior to completion
  • Launched 10 October 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Lake Wood (ID 2555), 15 December 1917
  • Decommissioned 5 February 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1921 to Lloyd Royal Belge S.A. of Antwerp, Belgium and renamed Cambrier
  • Sold in 1924 to S.A. de Gerance et d'Armement of Dunkirk, France and renamed Cap D'Alprecht
  • Sold in 1931 to K. Th. Einersen of Oslo, Norway and renamed Biodd
  • Sold in 1933 to the Ta Chen Navigation Co., Ltd. of Shanghai, China and renamed Yung Chi
  • Sunk as a block ship in 1937 at Shanghai.


  • Displacement 1,157 t.
  • Length 261' 6"
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 17' 8"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 64
  • Armament: One 5"/40 mount and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,300ihp Verticle triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Wood 151k Ship's Officers and Crew posed at the after end of her midships superstructure, 23 January 1918
    Photographed by the G.L. Hall Optical Company, Norfolk, Virginia
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval History and Heritage Comand photo NH 105159
    Robert Hurst

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