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Oldest navy steamship used in WWII?

BobC Member Posts: 5,479
This is the story of the largest side wheel steamer that was commissioned for service on the great lakes in 1909 as a overnight passenger ferry and converted by the navy for training purpose in 1942


The details about the steam engine are pretty amazing.

Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
3PSI gauge