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Casco (ID 1957)



Civilian call sign:
Love - Have - Tare - Fox

Freighter:

  • The second Casco was built in 1910 as Elmshorn by Flensburger Schiffbauges (Shipbuilding), Flensburg, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 January 1918
  • Commissioned USS Casco (ID 1957), 8 January 1918
  • Decommissioned 22 March 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Fate unknown.


    Specifications:

  • Displacement 4,594 t.
  • Length 415'
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 23' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 4"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,800hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Casco 91k In port, possibly on or about 8 November 1917 when she was inspected by the 12th Naval District
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99884
    Naval Historical Center

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