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Lake Dymer (ID 4131)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI
  • Launched 22 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy, 16 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Decommissioned, 23 June 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,429 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 22'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,200ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    SS Lake Dymer
    Lake Dymer 101k Photographed in camouflage, probably at the time of her completion.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101996
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Lake Dymer (ID 4131)
    Lake Dymer 133k In port, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District in the New York City area on 20 June 1919.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99506
    Robert Hurst

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center web site.

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