A small lake of upstate New York.
(Str: t. 1,246; l. 261'; b. 43'6"; dr. 17'9"; s. 9 k.; cpl. 52; a. 1 3")
Lake Otisco, a cargo ship, was launched 15 December 1917 by American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland; acquired by the Navy; and commissioned at Cardiff, Wales, 5 October 1918, civilian Capt. S. A. Kidston in command.
Assigned to NOTS, Lake Otisco operated as coal transport out of Cardiff, and made numerous cross-channel runs between British and French ports. She continued these operations until 5 March 1919 when she departed Inverness for Hampton Roads. Arriving Norfolk 3 April, Lake Otisco decommissioned 4 April and was returned to USSB the same day. In the mid-twenties she was sold to Cie. Nationale de Nav. and operated out of Havre, France, as Floreal.