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Photo #  NH 101996:  Freighter Lake Dymer, which was USS Lake Dymer in 1918-1919

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Lake Dymer (American Freighter, 1918).
Served as USS Lake Dymer (ID # 4131) in 1918-1919

Lake Dymer, a 2357 gross ton freighter, was built at Superior, Wisconsin, in 1918. Taken over by the U.S. Navy and placed in commission as USS Lake Dymer (ID # 4131) in September 1918, she crossed the Atlantic in October. During the next several months, the ship served as a coal carrier between British and French ports. Soon after her return to the United States in June 1919, USS Lake Dymer was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board. She was sold for scrap in 1926.

This page features all available viewss of the freighter Lake Dymer, which served as USS Lake Dymer in 1918-1919.

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Photo #: NH 101996

Lake Dymer
(U.S. cargo ship, 1918)

Photographed in camouflage, probably at the time of her completion. She was acquired by the Navy and placed in commission 17 September 1918 as USS Lake Dymer (ID# 4131).

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 99506

USS Lake Dymer
(ID # 4131)

In port, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District in the New York City area on 20 June 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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