Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

Lake Conesus (ID 4331)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Boy - Dog

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Gnome by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, MI for the Cunard Steamship Co., Ltd., agent for the Shipping Controller, London, England
  • Renamed Lake Conesus prior to completion
  • Launched 13 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 November 1918 at Cardiff, Wales and commissioned USS Lake Conesus (ID 4331) the same day
  • Decommissioned, 11 October 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,367 t.
  • Length 251'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 21'
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,250ihp steam engine, one shaft.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Conesus 68k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Conesus 96k In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 15 October 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105211
    Robert Hurst

    View the Lake Conesus (ID 4331)
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center web site

    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Identification Numbered Vessel (ID) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    © 2005 Joseph M. Radigan © 1996 - 2005 NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.