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Lakeport (ID 2994)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 as War Penguin by the American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Launched 11 August 1917
  • Renamed Lakeport prior to completion
  • Completed in October 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 January 1918
  • Commissioned USS Lakeport (ID 2994), 21 January 1918
  • Decommissioned 31 July 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1920 to Lloyd Royal Belge, S.A. of Antwerp, Belgium and renamed Danubier
  • Sold again in 1925 to Armement Gylsen, S.A. of Antwerp and renamed Houthandel
  • Sold in 1927 to Mansei Kisen, K.K. of Tokyo, Japan and renamed Koshin Maru
  • Sold again in 1936 to Kuribayashi Shosen, K.K. of Tokyo and renamed Kosin Maru;
  • Wrecked 11 December 1945 during a gale at Kawasaki, Japan.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,248 t.
  • Length 251'
  • Beam 43' 5"; Draft 20'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 64
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,200ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS War Penguin
    Lakeport 105k Possibly photographed around the time of her completion at Cleveland, Ohio, in October 1917
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 94487
    Robert Hurst
    SS Lakeport
    Lakeport 55k Possibly photographed around the time of her inspection by the Third Naval District in late December 1917.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 94488
    Robert Hurst

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