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Lake Blanchester (ID 3597-C)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - George - Watch

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 8 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 August 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 2,346 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 4"/40 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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