Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

Dakotan (ID 3882)



Navy call sign:
George - Fox - Love - Rush



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - Queen - Rush

Freighter:

  • Laid down in 1912 by the Maryland Steel Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 29 January 1919 and commissioned USS Dakotan (ID 3882) the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 July 1919 and returned to her owner, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. the same day and returned to civilian employment, remaining part of the American-Hawaiian line until well into World War II
  • In December 1942 she was transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease program. Renamed Zyrianin, she was part of the Soviet merchant fleet for many decades and did not disappear from shipping registers until the
    early 1970s
  • Scrapped at Split, Yugoslavia in 1969.

    Specifications:

    Displacement 14,375 t.
    Length 428' 9"
    Beam 53' 6"
    Draft 23'
    Speed 15 kts.
    Complement 88
    Armament: Two 5" mounts
    Propulsion: One 4,000ihp steam engine, one shaft.


    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    SS Dakotan
    Dakotan 139k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken prior to World War I.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104742
    Robert Hurst
    USS Dakotan (ID 3882)
    Dakotan 162k Arriving in an U.S. East Coast port, probably New York, with her decks crowded with troops en route home from France, 1919. Two harbour tugs and two submarine chasers are also present.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105501
    Robert Hurst
    SS Zyrianin
    Dakatan 90k At San Francisco, California, 19 August 1943, with a harbor tug alongside.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91246
    Naval Historical Center
    Dakotan 91k At San Francisco, California, during World War II, possibly circa 19 August 1943.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91247

    View the Dakotan (ID 3882)
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center website
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Identification Numbered Vessel (ID) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History