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|94k||Lake Ontario's Thousand Islands area prior to WWI.||Jim Rogers|
|USS Corona (SP 813)
|64k||Underway in 1917, with her crew manning her rail, probably as she was departing New York City en route to France on 31 July. Pier in the center distance is marked "Compagnie Generale Transatlantique -- French Line"
U.S. Navy photo NH 83444
|Naval Historical Center|
|01||LT Lemuel M. Stevens, USN||20 July 1917|
|02||LCDR Howard Hartwell James Benson, USN - USNA Class of 1909|
Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and the Legion of Merit (1944)- Retired as Commodore
|03||LCDR Wells E. Goodhue, USN||1918|
A crown; also, the irregularly luminous envelope surrounding the Sun, beyond the chromosphere.
Corona (No 813) was built in 1905 by Hawthorne & Co., Leith, Scotland; purchased by the Navy 10 June 1917; commissioned at New York 20 July 1917, Lieutenant L. M. Stevens in command, and reported to Patrol Force, Atlantic Fleet.
Corona departed New York City 31 July 1917 for St. John's, Newfoundland, the Azores, and Brest, France, where she arrived 30 August. She escorted convoys and patrolled in the English Channel and off the west coast of France, based on Brest, until the end of World War I.
Corona sailed from Brest 5 December 1918 for New London, Conn., arriving 28 December. In reserve at New London until 5 May 1919, she sailed then for New York City, arriving 6 May. Corona was decommisioned 17 May 1919, and sold 1 October 1921.
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