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Lake Larga
(Str: t. 1,447; l. 261'; b. 43'6"; dr. 21'2"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 52; a. 1 3")

Lake Larga, a cargo ship, was launched 1918 by American Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, Mich.; acquired by the Navy; and commissioned at Cardiff, Wales, 21 November 1918, Lt. Comdr. Robert E. Traylor, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to NOTS, Lake Larga operated as a coal transport out of Cardiff. She continued cross-channel runs between British and French ports until sailing for the United States 12 March 1919. Arriving Philadelphia 3 April, Lake Larga decommissioned 15 April, and was returned to USSB 21 April 1919. In 1927 she was sold to Ford Motor Co. and scrapped.

Published: Tue Jul 28 21:49:30 EDT 2015