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Lake Sunapee (ID 4369-B)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - King - Quack - George

Frank Lynch call sign (1933):
King - Love - Interrogatory - Unit


  • Built in 1917 as War Flag under contract to Cunard Steamship Co., Ltd., agent for the Shipping Controller, London, England by the Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH
  • Renamed Lake Sunapee prior to completion
  • Launched 28 December 1917
  • Completed in April 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 November 1918 at Cardiff, Wales and commissioned USS Lake Sunapee (ID 4369-B) the same day
  • Decommissioned 3 July 1919 at Hoboken, NJ and returned to the United States Shipping Board and struck from the Navy Register
  • Sold in 1922 to W. J. Gray, Jr. of San Francisco, CA and renamed Frank Lynch
  • Sold in 1937 to George D. Gratson and Co. of Ithaca, Greece and renamed Nestor
  • Sold in 1939 to K. Junas of Parnu, Estonia and renamed Otto
  • Sold in 1941 to the Irish Shipping Co. of Dublin, Ireland and renamed Irish Willow
  • Sold in 1946 to Cia de Vapores Veraguas of Panama and renamed Veraguas
  • Sold for scrap 26 July 1960 to Chantiers Navals J. Boel and Fils, Temse, Belgium.


  • Displacement 1,197 t.
    1931 - 1,954 t.
  • Length 261'
    1931 - 252'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 18' 6½"
    1931 - 19.9'
    1933 - 18.9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 52
    1931 - 32
  • 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 Sunapee 80k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Sunapee 106k Naval Historical Center photo NH 70453 Robert Hurst
    Lake Sunapee 56k c. Between 1919/1922

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