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Lake Dymer (ID 4131)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Quack - Have


  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI
  • Launched 22 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy, 16 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Decommissioned 23 June 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co.


  • Displacement 1,429 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21' 1¾"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    SS Lake Dymer
    Lake Dymer 101k Photographed in camouflage, probably at the time of her completion
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101996
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Lake Dymer (ID 4131)
    Lake Dymer 133k In port, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District in the New York City area on 20 June 1919
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99506
    Robert Hurst

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