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Lake Eckhart (ID 4353-Z)

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


  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched 25 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 August 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 July 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of Dearborn, MI
  • Scrapped in 1927.


  • Displacement 1,432 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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