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Lake Eckhart (ID 4353-Z)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Jig - Sail

Acquired Design 1020 Freighter:
  • Built by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH (YN 734/US Shipping Board hull 1198)
  • Launched, 25 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy at Montreal, Canada, 20 August 1918
  • Commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board, 31 July 1919
  • Sold for scrap to Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI, July 1926


  • Displacement 1,432 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9 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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    454k RPPC Of USS Lake Eckhart moored at Danzig, spring 1919. John Milewski

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