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Lake Wimico (ID 4410-G)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Cast - George

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Poplar by the American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH
  • Renamed Lake Wimico before completion
  • Launched 1 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 August 1918 at Montreal, Canada and commissioned USS Lake Wimico (ID 4410-G) the same day
  • Decommissioned 16 August 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1926 to the Cowley Gulf Lines of New Orleans, LA
  • Sold in 1929 to the Gulf Mail Steamship Lines, Inc. of New Orleans
  • Renamed Contoy in 1930
  • Sold in 1941 to the Martin Marine Transportation Co. of Wilmington, DE
  • Converted to a 1,814 ton barge in 1941
  • Sold in 1948 to the Sheridan Barge Line of Wilmington and renamed Blanche Sheridan
  • Broken up in 1960.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,242 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 17' 9¾"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200ihp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Wimico 60k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Gudelf Wettre, USNRF6 August 1918 - 16 August 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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