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Identification Numbered Vessel Photo Archive
Eastern Queen (ID 3406)
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Jig - Fox
Freighter:Built in 1918 as Tefuku Maru by the Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Kobe, JapanAcquired by the Navy 19 October 1918Commissioned USS Eastern Queen (ID 3406), 26 October 1918Decommissioned, 19 April 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board the same dayFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 12,105 t.Length 397'Beam 51'Draft 27' 1"Speed 10.5 kts.Complement 60Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 3,000ihp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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||In port, possibly on 22 July 1918, when she was inspected by the Thirteenth Naval District
U.S. Navy photo NH 103541
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|01||LCDR William M. Gifford, USNRF||26 October 1918|
|02||LCDR Eugene Lane, USNRF||1919|
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Eastern Queen (No. 3406), a cargo ship, was built in February 1918 as Tefuku Maru by Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Kobe, Japan; converted for naval use at Baltimore Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md.; transferred from the Shipping Board 19 October 1918, and commissioned 26 October 1918, Lieutenant Commander W. M. Gifford, USNRF,
Eastern Queen was refitted as an animal transport during her conversion and, when she sailed from Norfolk 25 November,1918, carried 550 horses plus other cargo. She arrived at St. Nazaire 14 December for a 15-day stay. Ballasted with steel, she embarked 30 Army passengers for Baltimore and reached there 15 January 1919.
Her second French voyage was to La Pallice and Bordeaux, to transfer food, motor oil, and other cargo for the Army between 2 February and 10 April 1919. She was decommissioned 19 April 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board the same day.
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