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Lake Weston (ID 2926)

Lake Weston served both the U. S. Army and Navy.

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Swift by the Detroit Ship Building Co., Wyandotte, MI
  • Launched 2 March 1918
  • Renamed Lake Weston before completion
  • Operated as an Army transport until acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Lake Weston (ID 2926), 27 November 1918 at Cardiff, Wales
  • Grounded and stranded in Bristol Channel, England, 28 December 1918
  • Sunk 11 January 1919
  • Seized by the British but released back to U.S. control
  • Sold in 1919 to Panaghis Vergottis of Argostoli, Greece and renamed Panaghis Vergottis
  • Sold in 1925 to C.B. Nielsen of Skien, Norway and renamed Strand
  • Sold in 1935 to Odd Godager of Oslo, Norway and renamed Rondo
  • Sold in 1938 to Thv. Johnsen, Jr. of Oslo and renamed Salt
  • Sold in 1939 to the Wasa Steamship Co., Ltd. of Wasa, Finland and renamed Solbritt
  • Seized in 1941 by the Minister of War Transport (Harper, Hopps and Co., Ltd., Mgrs.) of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Returned in 1946 to A/B Wasa Red. (F. Lundberg) of Wasa
  • Sold in 1953 to Karl Kahre of Mariehamn, Finland
  • Sold in 1955 to Red. A/B Fidelia Laivo O/Y of Helsinki, Finland and renamed Fidelia
  • Broken up in Denmark in 1959.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,157 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 17' 8"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: Steam, one shaft.
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    Lake Weston 45k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Arthur 95k S.S. Lake Arthur (later USS Lake Arthur, ID-2915), S.S. Lake Weston and S.S Lake Stirling (no U.S. WW I service) fitting out at the Detroit Shipbuilding Company, Shipyard, Wyandotte, Michigan, circa Spring 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104072.
    Robert Hurst

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