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Lake Borgne



Civilian call sign:
Love - Mike - King - Sail

Sank 21 October 1918

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Canada
  • Struck a rock near Mathieu Point, off Brest, France and sank 21 October 1918.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 2,100 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 56
  • 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 Borgne 106k Probably photographed soon after her completion in August 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65592
    Robert Hurst

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