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Lake Eliko (ID 4353-AA)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Pup - King

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 September 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 8 July 1919 at Newport News, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of Dearborn, MI.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,432 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,200ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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