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Lake Sunapee
(Str: t. 1,197: l. 261'; b. 43'6"; dr. 18'7"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 56; a. 1 3")

A small lake in southwestern New Hampshire.

Lake Sunapee, a cargo ship, was launched under USSB contract 28 December 1917 by Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, Ohio; operated as an Army cargo transport until acquired by the Navy and commissioned 19 November 1918 at Cardiff, Wales, Lt. (j.g.) B. H. Oiestad, USNRF, in command.

Operating out of Cardiff, Lake Sunapee was assigned to NOTS as a coal transport between British and French ports. Departing Cardiff 7 June 1919, she arrived New York 25 June, decommissioned 3 July at Hoboken, N.J., and was returned to USSB the same day. In the early 1920's she was sold to W. J. Gray, Jr., and operated out of San Francisco as Sunapee.

Published: Tue Jul 28 21:59:16 EDT 2015