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Point Lobos (ID 3404)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Boy - Watch

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Albina Engineer and Machine Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 11 April 1918 and acquired by the Navy the same day
  • Commissioned 25 October 1918
  • Decommissioned 24 April 1919 at Philadelphia, PA and returned to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Sold to the Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 5,320 t.
  • Length 300'
  • Beam 44' 1"
  • Draft 19'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 71;
  • Propulsion: One 1,400ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Point Lobos (No. 3404) was launched under USSB contract by the Albina Engineer & Machine Works, Portland, Ore. 11 April 1918, and transferred to the Navy and commissioned 25 October 1918 at New York, Lt. Comdr. Charles E. Reiner, USNRF, in command.

    Assigned to NOTS, Point Lobos loaded an army cargo, and sailed in convoy for France 12 November, arriving Nantes on the 29th. Returning to New York from Brest 3 January 1919, she was ordered to Baltimore with a cargo for USSB, steamed on to Norfolk 4 February to load coal for the Shipping Board to be delivered at Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.

    After returning to Philadelphia 18 April laden with sugar, Point Lobos decommissioned there 24 April 1919, and transferred to USSB. She was subsequently sold to the Pacific Mail S. S. Co.


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