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Lake Bloomington

Civilian call sign (1918):
Love - Mike - King - Have

Sunk 11 December 1918


  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 18 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Grounded and sunk 11 December 1918 east of Pointe de la Combre, France, at the mouth of the Gironde River.


  • Displacement 2,342 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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