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Lake Benbow

Civilian call sign:
Love - Mike - Fox - Jig


  • Built in 1918 by American Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 August 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned USS Lake Benbow the same day
  • Decommissioned 17 July 1919 at Newport News, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI
  • Sold in 1937 to Rederi A/S Nidaros of Oslo, Norway and renamed Nidaros
  • Sold in 1946 to the Eastern Steamship Co. of Panama and renamed Eastern Trader
  • Sold in 1947 to the Lim Shun Khi Steamship Co. of Panama
  • Sold in 1950 to the Great Southern Steamship Co. of Panama
  • Sold in 1956 to the Panama Oriental Steamship Co. of Panama and renamed Santa Dolores
  • Sold for scrap 13 December 1959 to Hong Kong Shipbreakers.


  • Displacement 2,368 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,300ihp verticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Benbow 130k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Arnold W. Pabo, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)17 August 1918
    02LT William Robert Brust, USNRF1918
    03LCDR Johannes Hansen, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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