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Lake Gedney (ID 3765-C)



Civilian call sign:
Love - Mike - Nan - Pup

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Decommissioned 18 August 1919 at Philadelphia, PA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1928 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,428 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 58
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,200ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Gedney 64k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Minnesotan 135k View of Dry Dock No. 2 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, and its surroundings, 15 August 1919. Present in the dry dock are Lake Gedney, in center, and USS Minnesotan (ID 4545), partially visible at right. Both ships were being prepared for decommissioning. In the distance is the Reserve Basin, with several older battleships visible, among them USS Iowa (Battleship
    No. 4)
    .
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42572
    Naval Historical Center

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center web site

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