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Dakotan (ID 3882)

Navy call sign:
George - Fox - Love - Rush

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - Quack - Rush


  • Laid down in 1912 by the Maryland Steel Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 29 January 1919 and commissioned USS Dakotan (ID 3882) the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 July 1919 and returned to her owner, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. the same day and returned to civilian employment, remaining part of the American-Hawaiian line until
    well into World War II
  • In December 1942 she was transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease program. Renamed Zyrianin, she was part of the Soviet merchant fleet for many decades and did not disappear from
    shipping registers until the early 1970s
  • Scrapped at Split, Yugoslavia in 1969.


  • Displacement 14,375 t.
  • Length 428' 9½"
  • Beam 53' 6"
  • Draft 28'
  • Speed 14.85 kts.
  • Complement 88
  • Armament: Two 5"/40 mounts
  • Propulsion: Three single-ended and one auxiliary boiler, one 3,880ihp vertical quadruple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    SS Dakotan
    Dakotan 139k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken prior to World War I
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104742
    Robert Hurst
    USS Dakotan (ID 3882)
    Dakotan 139k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken on the ship's foredeck, looking aft toward her bridge, 1919. This image was published in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views concerning USS Dakotan (ID 3882)
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 104744
    Robert Hurst
    Dakotan 162k Arriving in a U.S. East Coast port, probably New York, with her decks crowded troops en route home from France, 1919. Two harbor tugs and two submarine chasers are also present. One of the latter is in the center foreground. The other, which appears to be USS SC-266, is beyond Dakotan's bow, in the left background
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105501
    SS Zyrianin
    Dakatan 90k At San Francisco, California, 19 August 1943, with a harbor tug alongside
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91246
    Naval Historical Center
    Dakotan 91k At San Francisco, California, during World War II, possibly circa 19 August 1943
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91247

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