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USCGC Manasquan (WAG-273)
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USS Manawquan (AG-36) (1941 - 1943)
USS Lake Catherine (ID-3568) (1918 - 1919)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Mike - India
NRMI
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.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,580 t.
    Length 261'
    Beam 43' 6"
    Draft 18' 10"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 58
    Armament
    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)
    Lake Catherine 69k 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
    US Naval Historical Center
    Commercial Service
    Lake Catherine 66k 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.
    Robert Hurst
    Lake Catherine 95k 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.
    Robert Hurst
    Lake Catherine 34k 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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    DANFS
    history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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