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Lake Daraga (ID 4428)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - King - Watch - Quack


  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 12 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 July 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Decommissioned 24 November 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co.


  • Displacement 1,447t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21' 1¾"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 4"/40 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Daraga 95k 22 June 1918
    Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, MI
    Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Daraga 76k Ship's officers and crew posed on her superstructure, 1918
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 104113
    Robert Hurst

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