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Eastern Chief (ID 3390)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - King - Watch - Nan

Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 as Yoshida Maru No. 3 by the Uraga Dock Co., Yokosuka, Japan
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Eastern Chief (ID 3390), 27 September 1918
  • Transferred to the United States Shipping Board 29 May 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

    Displacement 9,606 t.
    Length between perpendiculars 358'
    Beam 51'
    Draft 22' 9"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 70
    Armament: Unknown
    Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.


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    Eastern Chief 51k In port, possibly at Charleston, South Carolina, on 10 September 1918, when she was inspected by the Sixth Naval District. She is wearing pattern camouflage.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103540
    Naval Historical Center
    Eastern Chief 89k
    c. early 1919
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Photo from Shipscribe.com
    Robert Hurst

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