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Zirkel (ID 3407)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Cast - Mike


  • Built in 1918 by the Moore Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 September 1918
  • Commissioned 28 September 1918 at San Francisco, CA
  • Decommissioned 3 May 1919 at Philadelphia, PA, returned to the United States Shipping Board and struck from the Navy list
  • Scrapped in 1929 at Baltimore, MD.


  • Displacement 12,600 t.
  • Length 416' 6"
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 26' 5"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Propulsion: Four oil fired Heine boilers, one 2,800shp DeLaval steam turbine, one shaft.
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    Zirkel 94k Photographed on builder's trials near Oakland, California, on 25 September 1918
    Naval Historical Center photos NH 65052 and NH 105271
    Robert Hurst
    Zirkel 103k

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