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Lake Placid (ID 1788)
Sunk 5 May 1919
Freighter:Built in 1917 as War Path by the Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, MILaunched 11 August 1917Renamed Lake Placid prior to completionAcquired by the Navy 3 January 1918 at New YorkCommissioned USS Lake Placid (ID 1788), 12 January 1918Decommissioned 18 March 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the United States Shipping BoardStruck mine and sank ???19 May??? 5 May 1919 about 20 miles off Gothenburg, Sweden.
Specifications:Displacement 1,948 t.Length 251'Beam 43' 6"Draft 24' 1½"Speed 10 kts.Complement 64Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounderPropulsion: Two single ended boilers, one verticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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||Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
|01||LCDR Charles E. Beveridge, USNRF||12 January 1918|
|02||LCDR Harry L. Look, USNRF||1918|
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