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Lake Weston

 

(Str: t. 1,157; l. 261'; 43'6"; dr. 17'8"; s. 10.5 k.; cpl. 52; a. 1 3")

 

Lake Weston, a cargo ship, was launched under USSB contract 2 March 1918 by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, Mich. ; operated as an Army cargo transport until acquired by the Navy; and commissioned 27 November 1918 at Cardiff, Wales, Lt. Cmdr. A. Erickson, USNRF, in command.

 

Operating out of Cardiff, Lake Weston was assigned to NOTS as a coal transport between British and French ports. While en route to Barry Roads, Wales, she went aground 28 December 1918 in Bristol Channel off Nash Point. Extensive damage, as well as high seas, frustrated salvage attempts, and she finally sank 11 January 1919.