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Lake Pepin (ID 4215)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Jig - Tare

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as Muerthe by the McDougall-Duluth Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, MN
  • Renamed Lake Pepin prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 September 1918 and commissioned USS Lake Pepin (ID 4215) at Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Decommissioned 18 June 1919 and was returned to the United States Shipping Board the same day
  • Sold in 1923 to the Hammond Lumber Co. of San Francisco, CA and renamed Samoa
  • Sold again in 1935 to the Wheeler Logging Co. of Portland, OR
  • Sold in 1936 to C. H. Wheeler of Portland
  • Sold in 1942 to W. A. Schaefer of Portland,
  • Sold for the final time, in 1946, to the U.S. Maritime Commission
  • Broken up for scrap in 1948 at Pittsburgh, PA.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 2,240 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 17' 7"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 56
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,250ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Pepin 37k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Pepin 75k US Navy Photo NH 102001 Naval Historical Center

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