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Lake Garza (ID 4086-A)



Call sign:
Love - Mike - Sail - Tare

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 September 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 21 July 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co., River Rouge, MI.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,433 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21' 2"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 58
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,200 ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Garza 122k At Swansea, Wales, in 1919
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107025
    Robert Hurst

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