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USCGC Manasquan (WAG-273)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Manawquan (AG-36) (1941 - 1943)
USS Lake Catherine (ID-3568) (1918 - 1919)
November - Romeo - Mike - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1918 as SS Lake Catherine for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH.
Acquired by the US Navy and commissioned USS Lake Catherine (ID-3568), 4 October 1918
Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and returned to the United States Shipping Board (USSB), 15 August 1919
Name reverted to SS Lake Catherine and placed in commercial service
Reacquired by the US Navy, 14 October 1941
Renamed Manasquan, 15 October 1941
Converted to Miscellaneous Auxiliary (Weather Patrol Ship) by Bethlehem Steel Co., East Boston, MA.
Commissioned USS Manasquan (AG-36), 15 October 1941, on loan to the Coast Guard
Decommission and transferred to the US Coast Guard, 22 October 1943
Commissioned USCGC Manasquan (WAG-273)
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 October 1943
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 11 March 1946, to Patapsco Scrap Co. at Baltimore, MD.
Displacement 2,580 t.
Beam 43' 6"
Draft 18' 10"
Speed 10 kts.
one single 4"/50 gun mount
four single .50 cal. machine guns
two depth charge projectors
Propulsion triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, single shaft, 1,200shp
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|USS Lake Catherine (ID-3568)
||USS Lake Catherine (ID-3568) moored pierside, in 1918.
US Navy photo # NH 101994, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
International Radio Call Sign - LMBV - Lima - Mike - Bravo - Victor
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||Lake Catherine in port, possibly when she was inspected for Navy service during the summer or fall of 1918.
US Navy photo # NH 99505 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
||Lake Catherine at Danzig, March 1919, while employed on food relief service. The original image is printed on post card stock.
US Navy photo # NH 105720, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikoswski, 2008.
||Lake Catherine in commercial service as SS Aetna, date and location. Photo from Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University.
||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 16 October 2009
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