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|SS War Rifle|
|135k||War Rifle and S.S. War Bayonet in port, possibly in the New York City area when they were inspected by the Third Naval District on 26 December 1917
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99509
|USS Lake Bridge (ID 2990)|
|99k||Lake Bridge (ID 2990) - center, marked by arrow. Photographed during World War I. The stern of the tug Leon Nuct (or Leon Muct), of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is in the left foreground.
U.S. Navy photo NH 101993
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Initially employed carrying coal in the western Atlantic area, Lake Bridge began the first of three voyages to Scotland in May 1918. On all of these trips, she transported mines for deployment in the great North Sea Mine Barrage that was intended to hinder hostile submarine activities. On 5 June 1918, while on the return leg of her first mine-carrying run, Lake Bridge engaged the German submarine U-156 in a half-hour gun battle. Following the end of the war, she was again used as a cargo and coal carrier along the U.S. east coast and in the Caribbean.
USS Lake Bridge was decommissioned and returned to the Shipping Board in August 1919. She later entered the west coast lumber trade as the S.S. Cascade. Sold to a Latin American shipping company in about 1940, she was lost in the Indian Ocean in August 1941.
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