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Lake Mary (ID 4269)

Civilian call sign:
Love - King - Watch - Pup


  • Built in 1918 as War Flute by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan
  • Renamed Lake Mary while under construction
  • Launched 22 May 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 29 November 1918 at Cardiff, Wales and commissioned USS Lake Mary (ID 4269) the same day
  • Decommissioned 26 July 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold for scrap in 1927 to the Ford Motor Co. of River Rouge, Michigan.


  • Displacement 1,367 t.
  • Length 261'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 19' 6"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Lake Mary 61k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Mary 114k In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 15 August 1919 following her Navy service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105213
    Robert Hurst
    Lake Mary 75k Probably photographed during the early 1920s.
    U.S. Navy photo from

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