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Lake Lemando

Call sign (1919):
Love - King - Mike - Jig

Acquired Design 1020 Freighter:
  • Built by American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH (YN 471/US Shipping Board hull 1195)
  • Launched, 23 February 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy at Cardiff, Wales, 21 November 1918
  • Commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned at Philadelphia, PA and returned to the United States Shipping Board, 10 October 1919
  • Sold for scrap to Ford Motor Co., River Rouge, MI, June 1927


  • Displacement 1,451 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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    Lake Lemando
    473k RPPC of Lake Lemando as completed, probably at builder's yard, 1918. Note armament is not yet fitted. John Milewski
    Lake Lemando
    114k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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

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