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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, MI
  • Launched 11 August 1917
  • Renamed Lake Placid prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 3 January 1918 at New York
  • Commissioned USS Lake Placid (ID 1788), 12 January 1918
  • Decommissioned 18 March 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Struck 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 64
  • Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one verticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Lake Placid 45k Launching Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Charles E. Beveridge, USNRF12 January 1918
    02LCDR Harry L. Look, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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