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Lake Harney (ID 4410-C)

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


  • Built in 1918 as War Vigil by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Completed as Lake Harney and launched 18 May 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 July 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned USS Lake Harney (ID 4410-C) the same day
  • Decommissioned 26 August 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1920 to the International Coal Transportation Co. of New York, NY
  • Sold in 1923 to Cie Nationale de Navigation of Calais, France and renamed Germinal
  • Sold in 1929 to Tallinna Laevanhisus A/S of Tallinn, Estonia and renamed Mall
  • Sold in 1942 to the Irish Shipping Co. of Dublin, Ireland and renamed Irish Rose
  • Sold in 1946 to Cia Maritima Flamenco of Panama and renamed Flamenco
  • Sold in 1952 to Soc. di Nav. Marittima of Catania, Italy and renamed Nizeti
  • Sold in 1957 to Soc. di Nav. Marittima Mancuso of Catania and renamed Ata
  • Became a total loss 21 February 1958 after stranding at Mwemba Island, Zanzibar
  • Towed to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and scrapped.


  • Displacement 1,242 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 17' 9"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200ihp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Harney 76k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Carl Herman Hermance, USNRF27 July 1918
    02LCDR Frederick A. Sparks, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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