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Lake Winooski
(Str: t. 1,432; l. 261'; b. 43'6"; dr. 21'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 58; a. 1 3")

A lake in Vermont.

Lake Winooski, a cargo ship, was built in 1918 by Saginaw Shipbuilding Co., Saginaw, Mich.; acquired by the Navy 25 November 1918; and commissioned the same day at Montreal, Lt. Comdr. J. Smith, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to NOTS, Lake Winooski departed 1 December via Sydney, Nova Scotia, for Europe, where she arrived Cherbourg, France, 21 December. As a coal transport, she made cross-channel runs between British and French ports.

Lake Winooski sailed from Inverness, Scotland, 19 March 1919 with a cargo of mine anchors and ammunition and arrived Norfolk 6 April. She decommissioned 11 April and was returned to USSB the same day. She was sold to the Ford Motor Co. in 1927 and scrapped.