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Lake Berdan (ID 4276-C)



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

Collier:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Struck from the Navy Register 7 April 1919
  • Decommissioned 8 April 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1926 by Ford Motor Co. at River Rouge, MI.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,413 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9.5 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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