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Lake Yahara (ID 3974)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Have - Vice

Lake Yahara served both the U. S. Army and Navy


  • Built in 1918 by the Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Chicago, IL
  • Acquired by the Navy and commissioned 28 December 1918 at Cardiff, Wales
  • Decommissioned 26 March 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI.


  • Displacement 4,615 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 20' 6"
  • Speed 8.5 kts.
  • Complement 58
  • Propulsion: One 1,300hp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Yahara 36k 25 July 1918 Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Yahara 132k In port, possibly when inspected when new by the Third Naval District
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105218
    Robert Hurst

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