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Zirkel (ID 3407)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Charlie - Mike

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Moore Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at San Francisco, CA
  • Decommissioned 3 May 1919 at Philadelphia, PA, returned to the United States Shipping Board and struck from the Navy list
  • Scrapped in 1929 at Baltimore, MD.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,700 t.
  • Length 416' 6"
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 27' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Propulsion: One 2,800ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Zirkel 94k Photographed on builder's trials near Oakland, California, on 25 September 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photos NH 65052 and NH 105271
    Robert Hurst
    Zirkel 103k

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