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Moldegaard (ID 4324)

Call sign:
Love - Dog - Nan - Vice


  • Built in 1906 by Bergens Mekaniske Vaerkstel A/S, Bergen, Norway for J. L. Mowinckel of Bergen
  • Sold in 1913 to the Ocean Freight Line of Toronto, Canada
  • Sold in 1914 to the A. H. Bull Steamship Co. of New York City and rebuilt
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 October 1918 and commissioned the same day at Cardiff, Wales
  • Decommissioned 16 September 1919 and returned to her owners
  • Sold in 1923 to a Norwegian firm
  • Stranded 1 May 1925 near Three Fathom Harbor, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.


  • Displacement 6,200 t.
  • Length 321' 1"
  • Beam 45' 2"
  • Draft 18' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 42
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: Two boilers, one 1,900ihp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Moldegaard 70k In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 24 September 1919.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105255
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Charles W. Mundie, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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