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Identification Numbered Ships Photo Archive
Lake St. Regis (ID 4261)
Love - King - Nan - Dog
Lake St. Regis served both the U. S. Army and the Navy
Freighter:Built in 1917 as War Elfin by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ashtabula, OHRenamed Lake St. Regis prior to completionLaunched 20 December 1917Acquired by the Army under time charter in the European Theater by General Pershing's commandAcquired by the Navy 17 October 1918 and commissioned USS Lake St. Regis (ID 4261) the same day at Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomTransferred 13 February 1919 to the U.S. Food AdministrationDecommissioned 26 July 1919 at Williamsburg, NY, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping BoardSold for scrap in 1926 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, MI.
Specifications:Displacement 1,336 t.Length 261'Beam 43' 6"Draft 19' 6"Speed 10 kts.Complement 52Armament: One 3" mountPropulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,300hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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|Photographed circa 1918
U.S. Navy photos NH 65097 and NH 102002.
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