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Lake St. Regis (ID 4261)

Call sign:
Love - King - Nan - Dog

Lake St. Regis served both the U. S. Army and the Navy


  • Built in 1917 as War Elfin by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ashtabula, OH
  • Renamed Lake St. Regis prior to completion
  • Launched 20 December 1917
  • Acquired by the Army under time charter in the European Theater by General Pershing's command
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 October 1918 and commissioned USS Lake St. Regis (ID 4261) the same day at Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Transferred 13 February 1919 to the U.S. Food Administration
  • Decommissioned 26 July 1919 at Williamsburg, NY, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI.


  • Displacement 1,336 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 19' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,300hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake St. Regis 32k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake St. Regis 85k Photographed circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photos NH 65097 and NH 102002.
    Naval Historical Center
    Lake St. Regis 122k

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