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Cape Lookout (ID 3214)



Civilian call sign:
Love - Mike - Have - George

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Shark by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, MD
  • Renamed Cape Lookout prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 July 1918 and commissioned USS Cape Lookout (ID 3214) the same day
  • Decommissioned 7 April 1919 at Baltimore, MD and returned to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Sold in 1920 to the Polish American Navigation Corporation (Polsko-Amerykanskie Towarzystwo Zeglugi Morskiej) and renamed Kosciuszko
  • Returned to the USSB in 1922
  • Sold in 1929 to the A. H. Bull Steamship Co. of New York and renamed Jean
  • Scrapped in 1954 at Baltimore.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 10,505 t.
  • Length 391' 9"
  • Beam 52'
  • Draft 23' 11"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: One 6" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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