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Lake Huron (ID 2144)

Call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - George - Have

Freighter/Mine Carrier:

  • Built in 1917 as War Hound by the Chicago Ship Building Co., South Chicago, IL
  • Renamed Lake Huron while under construction
  • Launched 6 October 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 11 January 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 24 February 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1921 to Lloyd Royal Belge S.A. of Antwerp, Belgium and renamed Serbier; Sold in 1924 to S.A. de Gerance et d'Armement of Dunkirk, France and renamed Cap La Heve
  • Sold in 1931 to K. Th. Einersen of Oslo, Norway and renamed Binab
  • Sold in 1935 to Harald Nissen of Copenhagen, Denmark and renamed Benito
  • Sold in 1936 to Red. A/B Advance (Algot Johansson) of Mariehamn, Finland and renamed Advance
  • Sold in 1941 to the U.S. War Shipping Administration, Panama and renamed Trojan
  • Sold in 1944 to the Minister of War Transport (William Cory & Sons, Mgrs.) of London, England and renamed Trojan III
  • Sold again to Red. A/B Sally (Algot Johansson) of Mariehamn and renamed Advance
  • Sold in 1963 to Ioannis Zissopoulos of Athens, Greece and renamed Mister Stathis
  • Sold in 1965 to Katsaros Apostopoulos of Athens, Greece and renamed Agios Dimitrios
  • Broken up for scrap in 1966 at Piraeus, Greece.


  • Displacement 3,000 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 17' 8½"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Huron 40k Under construction Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Bowling Green State University

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