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Lake Pleasant (ID 4429)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Sprite by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ashtabula, OH
  • Renamed Lake Pleasant prior to completion
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 September 1918 and commissioned USS Lake Pleasant (ID 4429) the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Decommissioned 8 July 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of Detroit, MI
  • Reduced to barge and lengthened 63 feet in 1929
  • Reconverted to propeller in 1943 by the Alabama Dry Dock and Ship Building Co. of Mobile, AL
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in 1944
  • Sold in 1946 to A. P. Anastassatos of Panama and renamed Stamo
  • Sold in 1947 to Cia. Punta Alta, S.A. of Panama
  • Sold in 1950 again to A. P. Anastassatos of Cephalonia, Greece and renamed Adriatica
  • Stranded south of Bodo, near Tennholmen, Norway 5 November 1956, on voyage from Umba, Soviet Union for Hull, United Kingdom
  • Refloated 30 November 1956 and towed to Harstad, Norway with serious damages
  • Arrived at Bo'ness, Scotland 19 April 1957 and broken up for scrap by P. and W. McLellan, Ltd.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,344 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 19' 9"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 56
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,300ihp verticletriple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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