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Lake Elsinore (ID 3765-B)



Call sign:
Love - Mike - Quack - Rush

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched 20 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 September 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned, struck from the Navy Register 4 October 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI
  • Scrapped in 1928 by the Ford Motor Co.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 3,500 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21' 1¼"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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