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Lake Gaspar (ID 4086)



Civilian call sign:
Love - Nan - Cast - Boy

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 October 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 March 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co., River Rouge, MI and scrapped.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,433 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21' 2"
  • Speed 9.3 kts.
  • Complement 56
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,200ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Gaspar 158k In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 28 March 1919 following her Navy service.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105212.
    Robert Hurst

    View the Lake Gaspar (ID 4086)
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center web site.

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