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Lake Osweya (ID 4311-G)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Vice - Rush

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Saginaw Shipbuilding Co., Saginaw, MI
  • Launched 20 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 October 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 7 August 1919 at New York, returned to the United States Shipping Board and struck from the Navy Register
  • Sold to the Ford Motor Co. of Dearborn, MI in 1930 and converted from coal to oil
  • Torpedoed and sunk 19 February 1942 off Nova Scotia, Canada en route from New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia by the German submarine U-96 at position 43 14' N, 64 45' W.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,432 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 20' 7"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two Wickes boilers, one 1,250hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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