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Frederick Luckenback

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


  • Built in 1888 as Charters Towers by J. Readhead and Co., South Shields, England
  • 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
  • Subsequently renamed San Mateo
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 2,903 t. (gross)
  • Length between perpendiculars 317' 6"
  • Beam 40' 2"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 42
  • Armament: Two 3" mounts
  • Propulsion: One 1,250ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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