Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Identification Numbered Vessel Photo Archive

Eastern Chief (ID 3390)

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


  • Built in 1917 as Yoshida Maru No. 3 by the Uraga Dock Co., Yokosuka, Japan
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Eastern Chief (ID 3390), 27 September 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 29 May 1919 and transferred to the United States Shipping Board
  • Fate unknown.


    Displacement 9,606 t.

  • Length 358'
  • Beam 51'
  • Draft 22' 9"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,400hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    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
    Robert Hurst

    View the Eastern Chief (ID 3390)
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Civilian Identification Numbered Ships (ID) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Joseph M. Radigan and maintained by David Wright
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History