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Lake Dancey (ID 4407-L)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Cast - George


  • Built in 1918 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI
  • Launched 27 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 October 1918
  • Commissioned 29 October 1918
  • Decommissioned 9 September 1919 at New York, returned to the United States Shipping Board and struck from the Navy Register
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of Detroit, MI


  • Displacement 1,407 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21' 2"
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Dancey 49k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Dancey 91k At Danzig [Poland] in 1919, while assigned to the U.S. Food Administration
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106241 from
    Robert Hurst

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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