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Lake Gakona (ID 4409-A)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, MI
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 August 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Decommissioned, 23 August 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1927 by Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,445 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 18' 9"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 56
  • Propulsion: One 1,300ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Gakona 50k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Gakona 129k . Robert Hurst

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