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Photo # NH 94487:  S.S. War Penguin, 1917

U.S. NAVY TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS, 1917-1919

WORLD WAR I ERA CARGO SHIPS --
with One Smokestack, Two Single Masts, Three Raised Hull Islands, and No Paired Kingposts: Emergency Fleet Corporation Design 1020

Thirty-five of the U.S. Navy's WWI era cargo ships had one smokestack, two single masts, three raised hull islands, and no paired kingposts and were of the Emergency Fleet Corporation's Design 1020, also called "Laker Type A," or were precursors to that design.

This page features a table (with links to individual ships) of World War I era U.S. Navy cargo ships with one smokestack, two single masts, three raised hull islands, and no paired kingposts Emergency Fleet Corporation Design 1020, plus a photograph of each ship in this group.


Ships in this group:

THIRTY-FIVE SHIPS with ONE SMOKESTACK, TWO SINGLE MASTS, THREE RAISED HULL ISLANDS, AND NO PAIRED KINGPOSTS: EMERGENCY FLEET CORPORATION DESIGN 1020, "LAKER TYPE A", AND PRECURSORS:


Click the small photographs to prompt a larger view of the same image with a descriptive header.


THIRTY-FIVE SHIPS -- Emergency Fleet Corporation Design 1020 (Laker Type A) and precursors

  • Lake Arthur, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Arthur, 1918).
  • 1948 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 17 Sep 18, Decom. 7 Apr 19, ID # 2915
  • Lake Benbow, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Benbow, 1918).
  • 2368 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 17 Aug 18, Decom. 17 Jul 19, No ID #
    No image has been located of USS Lake Benbow
  • Lake Berdan, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Berdan, 1918).
  • 2342 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 24 Sep 18, Decom. 8 Apr 19, ID # 4276-C
    No image has been located of USS Lake Berdan
  • Lake Blanchester, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Blanchester, 1918).
  • 2346 Gross Tons, Length 251.0', Beam 44.0', Comm. 10 Aug 18, Decom. 3 Apr 19, ID # 3597-C
    No image has been located of USS Lake Blanchester
  • Lake Bloomington, USN 1918-1918 (ex American S.S. Lake Bloomington, 1918).
  • 2342 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 12 Sep 18, Lost 11 Dec 18, No ID #
    No image has been located of USS Lake Bloomington
  • Lake Damita, USN 1918-1918 (ex American S.S. Lake Damita, 1918).
  • 2371 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 2 Aug 18, Lost 6 Nov 18, No ID #
    No image has been located of USS Lake Damita
  • Lake Dancey, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Dancey, 1918).
  • 2323 Gross Tons, Length 253.5', Beam 43.7', Comm. 28 Oct 18, Decom. 9 Sep 19, ID # 4407-L
  • Lake Daraga, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Daraga, 1918).
  • 2371 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 27 Jul 18, Decom. 24 Nov 19, ID # 4428
  • Lake Dymer, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Dymer, 1918).
  • 2357 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 16 Sep 18, Decom. 23 Jun 19, ID # 4131
  • Lake Eckart, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Eckart, 1918).
  • 2337 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 20 Aug 18, Decom. 31 Jul 19, ID # 4353-Z
    No image has been located of USS Lake Eckart
  • Lake Eliko, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Eliko, 1918).
  • 2330 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 4 Sep 18, Decom. 8 Jul 19, ID # 4353-AA
    No image has been located of USS Lake Eliko
  • Lake Elsinore, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Elsinore, 1918).
  • 2330 Gross Tons, Length 251.0', Beam 43.5', Comm. 13 Sep 18, Decom. 4 Oct 19, ID # 3765-B
    No image has been located of USS Lake Elsinore
  • Lake Erie, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Erie, ex War Beaver, 1917).
  • 1948 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 17 Jan 18, Lost 16 Jan 19, ID # 2190
  • Lake Fernwood, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Fernwood, 1918).
  • 2013 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 23 Sep 18, Decom. 8 Apr 19, ID # 4410
  • Lake Forest, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Forest, ex War Fox, 1917).
  • 1948 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 15 Jan 18, Decom. 4 Mar 19, ID # 2991
  • Lake Gakona, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Gakona, 1918).
  • 2368 Gross Tons, Length 253', Beam 43.5', Comm. 22 Aug 18, Decom. 23 Aug 19, ID # 4409-A
  • Lake Garza, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Garza, 1918).
  • 2331 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 24 Sep 18, Decom. 21 Jul 19, ID # 4086-A
  • Lake Gaspar, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Gaspar, 1918).
  • 2331 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 10 Oct 18, Decom. 31 Mar 19, ID # 4086
  • Lake Gedney, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Gedney, 1918).
  • 2333 Gross Tons, Length 251.0', Beam 43.5', Comm. 6 Sep 18, Decom. 18 Aug 19, ID # 3765-C
  • Lake Harney, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Harney, 1918).
  • 2013 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 28 Jul 18, Decom. 26 Aug 19, ID # 4410-C
    No image has been located of USS Lake Harney
  • Lake Larga, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Larga, 1918).
  • 2371 Gross Tons, Length 251.0', Beam 43.5', Comm. 21 Nov 18, Decom. 15 Apr 19, ID # 3765-A
    No image has been located of USS Lake Larga
  • Lake Lasang, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Lasang, 1918).
  • 2371 Gross Tons, Length 251.0', Beam 43.5', Comm. 10 Sep 18, Decom. 15 Aug 19, ID # 3765-E
    No image has been located of USS Lake Lasang
  • Lake Lemando, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Lemando, 1918).
  • 2370 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 21 Nov 18, Decom. 10 Oct 19, No ID #
    No image has been located of USS Lake Lemando
  • Lake Lillian, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Lillian, 1917).
  • 2020 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 3 Oct 18, Decom. 27 Jun 19, ID # 4410-E
    No image has been located of USS Lake Lillian
  • Lake Michigan, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Michigan, 1917).
  • 2020 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 30 Jan 18, Decom. 4 Oct 19, ID # 2993
  • Lake Osweya, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Osweya, 1918).
  • 2015 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 17 Oct 18, Decom. 7 Aug 19, ID # 4311-G
    No image has been located of USS Lake Osweya
  • Lake Otisco, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Otisco, 1917).
  • 2015 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 5 Oct 18, Decom. 4 Apr 19, ID # 4410-F
    No image has been located of USS Lake Otisco
  • Lake Placid, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Placid, 1917).
  • 1948 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 12 Jan 18, Decom. 18 Mar 19, ID # 1788
    No image has been located of USS Lake Placid
  • Lake Weston, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Weston, 1918).
  • 1948 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 27 Nov 18, Lost 28 Dec 18, ID # 2926
  • Lake Wimico, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Wimico, 1918).
  • 2013 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 6 Aug 18, Decom. 16 Aug 19, ID # 4410-G
    No image has been located of USS Lake Wimico
  • Lake Winooski, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Winooski, 1918).
  • 2310 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 25 Nov 18, Decom. 11 Apr 19, ID # 4311-H
    No image has been located of USS Lake Winooski
  • Lake Yahara, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Yahara, 1918).
  • 2338 Gross Tons, Length 251.0', Beam 43.5', Comm. 28 Dec 18, Decom. 26 Mar 19, ID # 3974
  • Lake Ypsilanti, USN 1919-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Ypsilanti, 1918).
  • 2368 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 11 Jan 19, Decom. 15 Jul 19, ID # 4114
  • Lakeport, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lakeport, ex War Penguin, 1917).
  • 2028 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.6', Comm. 21 Jan 18, Decom. 30 Jul 19, ID # 2994
  • Lakewood, USN 1917-1919 (ex American S.S. Lakewood, 1917).
  • 1948 Gross Tons, Length 251', Beam 43.5', Comm. 15 Dec 17, Decom. 5 Feb 19, No ID #

     S.S. Lake Arthur (left) and Lake Weston (center), 1918:

     USS Lake Dancey, 1919:

     USS Lake Daraga, 1918:

     S.S. Lake Dymer, 1918:

     S.S. War Beaver, 1917:

     USS Lake Fernwood, 1919:

     S.S. War Fox, 1917:

     USS Lake Gakona, 1918:

     USS Lake Garza, 1919:

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     S.S. Lake Gaspar, 1919:

     USS Lake Gedney, 1919:

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     S.S. Lake Michigan, 1917:

     S.S. Lake Yahara, 1918:

     S.S. Lake Ypsilanti, 1918:

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     S.S. War Penguin, 1917:

     USS Lakewood, 1917:

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