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Frederick Luckenbach



Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Quack - Charlie - Jig

Freighter:

  • Built in 1888 as Charters Towers by J. Readhead and Co., South Shields, England for F. Stumore and Co. of London, England
  • Launched 29 February 1888
  • Completed in April 1889
  • Acquired in 1889 by M E M Makalua of Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii and renamed San Mateo
  • Acquired in 1897 by the Pacific Improvement Co. of Honolulu
  • Acquired in 1911 by Edgar F, Luckenbach of San Francisco, CA
  • Renamed Frederick Luckenbach in 1915 (AKA Fred'k Luckenbach)
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 October 1918
  • Commissioned USS Frederick Luckenbach 5 October 1918 at Cardiff, Wales
  • Decommissioned 7 May 1919 at New York and returned to her owner
  • Acquired in 1923 by the Wabash Steamship Corp. of New York and renamed Castle Lodge
  • Resold in 1923 to Cornelius H. Callaghan of New York and renamed Virginia Pretelt
  • Acquired in 1924 by Albert Jensen of Copenhagen, Denmark and renamed Kirsten Jensen
  • Scrapped 9 March 1924 at Genoa, Italy.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 2,903 t. (gross)
  • Length between perpendiculars 317' 6"
  • Beam 40' 2"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 42
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: One 1,250ihp John Readhead & Co, South Shields vertical triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Frederick Luckenbach 163k Frederick Luckenbach
    1 April 1843 - 10 April 1985
    Tommy Trampp

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