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Moldegaard (ID 4324)



Call sign:
Love - Dog - Nan - Vice

Freighter:

  • Built in 1906 by Bergens Mekaniske Vaerkstel A/S, Bergen, Norway for J. L. Mowinckel of Bergen
  • Sold in 1913 to the Ocean Freight Line of Toronto, Canada
  • Sold in 1914 to the A. H. Bull Steamship Co. of New York City and rebuilt
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 October 1918 and commissioned the same day at Cardiff, Wales
  • Decommissioned, 16 September 1919 and returned to her owners
  • Sold in 1923 to a Norwegian firm
  • Stranded 1 May 1925 near Three Fathom Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 6,200 t.
  • Length 321' 2"
  • Beam 45' 2"
  • Draft 18' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 19 (Civilian)
  • Armament: Two 3" mounts
  • Propulsion: One 1,900ihp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Moldegaard 70k In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 24 September 1919.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105255
    Robert Hurst

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